MACARONI alone is somewhat tasteless, so that, as has been pointed out, something is usually added to give this food a more appetizing flavor. In the recipe here given, tomatoes and bacon are used for this purpose. Besides improving the flavor, the bacon supplies the MACARONI with fat, a food substance in which it is low.
MACARONI WITH TOMATO AND BACON
(Sufficient to Serve Six)
Break the MACARONI into inch lengths and cook it in the boiling salted water until it is tender. Place a layer of the cooked MACARONI on the bottom of a baking dish; over this layer put 1 cupful of the tomatoes, and on top of them spread four slices of bacon. Then add another layer of the MACARONI, the other cupful of tomatoes, and a third layer of MACARONI. On top of this layer, place the remaining four slices of bacon, and then bake the food for one half hour in a slow oven. Serve hot.
Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1
by Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences (Year 1928)