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Examples of macaroni in a Sentence
the glitter rock of the 1970s seemed more about mascaraed macaronis than about music
Recent Examples of macaroni from the Web
The menu will include items such as Carolina bison tartare, a seafood tower with North Carolina shrimp, cold water lobster, oysters and king crab, as well as smoked pork belly macaroni and cheese.
The same choices for larger plates that also come with a side of macaroni salad or a green salad.
Broccolini tried to lighten the dish, but was soon forgotten after a few bites of the macaroni and cheese side.
One is the idiosyncratic space on the bottom floor of an old macaroni factory that dates to 1920.
Increase the heat to medium-high; stir in the macaroni.
Sandwiches come with choice of bread and a side (in addition to cole slaw and potato pancakes, choices include potato or macaroni salad, tossed salad, fruit salad or chips).
He is joined by his brother Eric Trump who made a macaroni star.
Magic isn’t strong enough to keep smiling after its son is gunned down in Ferguson, Mo., or Sanford, Fla. Magic can’t make macaroni and cheese while studying for a master’s degree.
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Did You Know?
As you may have suspected, the macaroni in the song "Yankee Doodle" is not the familiar food. The feather in Yankee Doodle's cap apparently makes him a macaroni in the now rare "fop" or "dandy" sense. The sense appears to have originated with a club established in London by a group of young, well-traveled Englishmen in the 1760s. The founders prided themselves on their appearance, sense of style, and manners, and they chose the name Macaroni Club to indicate their worldliness. Because macaroni was, at the time, a new and rather exotic food in England, the name was meant to demonstrate how stylish the club's members were. The members were themselves called macaronis, and eventually macaroni became synonymous with dandy and fop.
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