National Macaroni Day
National Macaroni Day is observed on July 7 of every year. Macaroni came under the category of dry pasta and was initially made in different shapes and sizes. Macaroni are made from durum wheat and are cut into short lengths. There is macaroni available in straight noodles, curved, shells or in lot more shapes. Americans identify the elbow shaped macaroni as macaroni pasta. It was named as elbow macaroni because of the type of dough used and due to the egg free and hollow shaped nature of the product. Traditional macaroni, i.e., whole wheat macaroni is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. The most popular dish that is made with macaroni is mac and cheese, although, macaroni can be used to create several varieties of dishes from casseroles to soups and salads. The original recipe is made with many modifications matching to one’s taste like Italian Style Mac and Cheese, Philly Cheesesteak Mac and Cheese, Beer Bacon Mac and Cheese, Jalapeno Popper Bacon Mac, etc. You can’t find a better excuse than National Macaroni Day to enjoy a plate full of your favourite pasta.
“I love macaroni and cheese. I could eat it every meal of the day.”- Cobie Smulders.
History of National Macaroni Day
The origination and the history behind the National Macaroni Day are anonymous. However, the creator must have created this day to celebrate macaroni on a particular day. The origin of macaroni is debatable. As few believe that the dish originated from Greek food called malaria which was a barley broth; few legends assume that macaroni came from Italian ammaccare, a pasta made from crushing the wheat; others think that it must have been started from a Latin dish. But these macaroni are now enjoyed by people all around the world in their version.
Other Celebrations on July 7
July 7 is also celebrated as
- National Hop a Park Day
- Tell The Truth Day
- International Chocolate Day
- Global Forgiveness Day
- National Strawberry Sundae Day
- International Co-operative Day
How to celebrate National Macaroni Day
National Macaroni Day is the best day to enjoy your favorite macaroni. Macaroni is one of the most common dishes that are made at home, so on this day give an attempt to try a new recipe with macaroni. There are significant variety recipes available online, so don’t hesitate to give a try. You can surprise your friend or loved ones with your homemade macaroni. One can encourage their kids to do crafts using macaroni. Post pictures of macaroni dishes, its recipe, works made by the kids, etc. in social media and motivate others to celebrate the day with macaroni. It is a fun day with macaroni. Post pictures and share your National Macaroni Day celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #MacaroniDay.