This recipe comes from the book: "Toll House, Tried and True Recipes", a compilation of recipes, written by the Chef/Owner, Ruth Wakefield. The noodle ring requires a ring pan; I use a 10-inch diameter pyrex ring pan. This recipe is for the noodle ring only, the center can be filled with your choice of a wide variety of options, such as creamed mushrooms, or any vegetable for the vegetarian version. The restaurant used creamed lobster, or creamed chicken as well as creamed veggie versions. The filled ring makes a great centerpiece for a vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner; or a centerpiece dish for a holiday buffet table.