As the weather (slowly) starts getting warming, my meal plans transition to summer foods. We cut back on soups, stews and heavier dinners; adding sandwiches, hamburgers and hot dogs to the rotation. Instantly, my brain starts thinking of macaroni salad. Deli-style macaroni salad is delicious but generally comes prepackaged to the grocery store in large tubs, loaded with preservatives along with a hefty price tag ($4.99 a pound? Really?).