You can make a big pot of this for around $4. I like Creamette Macaroni, and Red Gold canned tomatoes. Cornbread goes great with this dish. I even just like a butter sandwich with it.
1 (16 oz) box elbow macaroni
2 (14.5 oz) cans whole tomatoes, undrained and broken up. Or 2 cans of stewed tomatoes.
2 tablespoons margarine
Salt and black pepper, to taste