Noodles were one of the first dishes taught at home and always had eggs (and layed out on a bright white sheet suspended on a quilt rack to dry).
Fun to make as you expect a bit of a mess and really fun to eat .... a pot of chicken broth with bits of parsley floating around and a pot of thinly cut egg noodles.
The separation is to keep the noodles from going mushy and falling apart on the stove so we could go back for seconds and thirds.
Just take what you want ma'am and move along lol.
The gmas would alternate making them for these gatherings and after wards the entire year was judged on those noodles.
"OMG remember Agnes's Christmas noodles in '87?"
So heavy and that spring was so wet we couldn't get in the garden until May!
All the biddies nodded and clucked lol.
Thanks for the thread @kokopuffs....