Egg Portugal for brunch

Goodbyes are hard. I’m not a fan, never have been. So when a friend  told us that she and her family would be moving, our group of friends were all in mourning. Her kids are our kids friends, and their family are members of our congregation at church. She is the sweetest friend, always ready to lend a hand to serve, an ear to confide in, or a shoulder to cry on. I thought a goodbye brunch to gather friends and have a good visit with great food was in order. I decided on a potluck brunch and spread the word. A few days ago the gals got together. I pulled out my wedgewood queensware china.

wp-image-1798349124jpg.jpgI collect the pattern with the grapes and leaves going around the edge. Some of them are crackly, and a little discolored with age, but I love them.

wp-image-683052070jpg.jpgI made for my part of the potluck, Egg Portugal. It’s a recipe passed from friend to friend. That’s the best kind of recipe, one that is tried and true and shared among friends, not selfishly kept. It’s a very simple recipe and is cheesy egg goodness!





  • 10 eggs
  • 1/2 C. Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1 pint cottage cheese
  • 1 lb. grated jack cheese
  • 1/2 C. melted butter
  • 2 4 oz. cans of green chile

Beat together eggs and flour.



Add in salt, cottage cheese, grated cheese, and butter. The friend that originally got this from her Mother in law, says that she never puts all the cheese and all the butter called for. I just followed the recipe, and oh man, is it cheesy delicious!

Then blend in the green chile, and it is ready to pour into a buttered 9×13 casserole dish.


Bake at 350 degrees, for 35-40 minutes. Or until set. It will be firm when done, no softness or runny egg in the center.

Friends arrived with food and flowers. A steady stream of conversation and laughter flowed through the rooms, which was mainly in the kitchen and dinning, the hub of every home.

These gals know how to cook, there was a buffet of lovely food to choose from! Navajo fry-bread, muffins, breads, salads, casseroles, homemade bread, chocolate covered strawberries, sparkling cider, teas, and juice. It was a beautiful spread, and an even more beautiful group of friends.


Dear friend, we will miss you!! Let’s plan for our next party at your new swimming pool! 🙂


4 thoughts on “Egg Portugal for brunch

  1. Look at all those wonderful ladies!! What a beautiful luncheon and party LaShelle! You always pull things off with such class. Miss you and love you ladies, and see you soon Susie!!


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