Monday was my turn to cook dinner. But guess what, I had not bought my ingredients. Normally, I’d hop out the day before and shop for some food to cook but this time round I didn’t get around to it.

So I delved into what we had at home and conjured up my Corned Beef and Eggs special.

Here’s the recipe:

Fry chopped up garlic (2 cloves) in a 1 tablespoon of oil in a frying pan for 30 seconds. Add chopped onions (1 onion) for 2 minutes. Put in contents of 1 can of corned beef and fry for 2 minutes until soft. I added chopped up tomatoes and spring onions as I had these handy. I would have added in sliced chillies but my children can’t take spicy food yet. Break two eggs (do not break up the eggs but keep them whole) into the mixture. Cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes until eggs are cooked. Add pepper and salt. Serve with rice or toast.


Believe me, this is no fancy recipe but it does use what you have at home. Often we can be satisfied, even happy, with what’s available in the house without having to go shopping. Contentment can be found in what’s immediately around us. So, you may have guessed, this post is not just about cooking, it’s about our attitude to life and happiness … 🙂

What can you cook now without having to go food shopping?