Breakfast buffet: National macaroni day
July 14th, 2011
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Forget the Macarena and do the macaroni - July 14 is National Macaroni Day.

It's the first pasta shape you learn as a kid and one of your favorite meals growing up.

When nothing else works, a hot mess of macaroni pasta tossed with milk, butter and cheese makes the boogeyman go away (or that plate of stuff that's a little too sophisticated for your palate, no matter the age).

"Macaroni" was also used as a term referring to mid-18th century fops in England, lads who wore curly powdered wigs, used spying glasses, dressed outlandishly and spoke in an odd mixture of English and Latin.

Kick back with a bowl of macaroni and fromage and ignore that facetious macaroni speaking in tongues.

Today is also Grand Marnier Day, so toast to Bastille Day with a glass of Cognac ... or pour it over Crêpes Suzette and light that sucker on fire.

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  1. I want da gold!

    I love me some mac and cheese almost as much as I love me gold!

    July 14, 2011 at 10:43 am |
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