As usual I went online and - TADA! - there are tons of recipes describing Cabbage and Noodles in a combination. Amazing!
As I understand it originates as a Hungarian or Polish dish.
Makes sense to me. That was what people had available on their small farms. Cabbage from their fields/gardens; hens gave the eggs and milk from a cow, and ham from a hog. There was no way of going to the next supermarket. You had to do all from scratch.
Even the noodles. (egg, milk, flour, salt and nutmeg)
|Fill casserole with layers of cabbage and noodles|
Plain noodles had to do the trick.
Easy to make, tasty, and nice on the budget.