Italian Macaroni and Cheese

From 1912:

One cupful of macaroni broken into small pieces
2 quarts of boiling salted water
½ onion
2 cloves
1 ½ cupfuls of tomato sauce
½ cupful or more of grated cheese.

Cook the macaroni in the boiling salted water with the onion and cloves.
Drain, remove the onion and cloves, reheat in tomato sauce, and serve with grated