The macaroni and cheese dish dates back to Medieval Italy and sometime around the 14th century English history. This seems totally awesome to me. It was originally known as Makerouns and was originally a cheese casserole dish. It was an upper class dish in the 18th century.
The recipe started out as butter and cheese mix on top of fresh homemade pasta.
Even Thomas Jefferson served it at a White House dinner...
Nowadays people use it as a "fill-in" dish. It can be made from scratch or pre-made boxes that come in powder form or a package of cheese sauce.
People from all different walks of life eat Macaroni and cheese, because it is YUMMY!!
I love mac n chz. it is the first thing I ever learned to cook.
(info thanks to wikipedia and NPR)