Macaroni is Dope
I think this usage of 'macaroni' should come back into vogue. First reason: Macaroni is actually dope. It'd be different if Yankee Doodle stuck a feather in his cap and called it canned black olives or something equally uncool.
Examples: Macaroni salad is controversial yet much-loved picnic food that is cheap and easy to make. Mac and cheese is hella bomb, obviously. Everyone loves that dish. Plus, I think it goes without saying that glue plus glitter plus macaroni plus paper plate equals the best rainy day arts and crafts project after God's Eyes. God's Eyes are macaroni, dude!
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to bake some macaroni into some brownies and spread the new/old phrase to the hippies next door. Hippies will go along whatever you tell them, as long as you contribute to their CSA. Fair trade. I learned that in college.