5 Minute, 5 Ingredient Dinner!


I’m so happy to report that I crushed my to-do list this afternoon – I even added a couple things on!

  • Get new tires
  • Bank
  • Deep clean kitchen
  • Deep clean bathroom
  • Laundry
  • Answer emails (only got a few answered)
  • Work on blog (got too busy reading other blogs!)
  • Start sorting through Christmas decorations (nope :( )
  • Organize office (too overwhelming to even attempt!)
  • Create grocery list for next week
  • Prep dinner
  • Added: Dust whole house and organize pantry!

I’ve been ignoring my poor pantry for far too long, so today I gave organizing it the old college try. First, I emptied everything out onto my countertops and fought the anxiety that arose from seeing far too many things out of their place… :oops:



Then I turned and breathed a sigh of relief. Ahhh…nothing but clean, wide open shelves to fill!


I went to work sorting and throwing away anything that was past it’s prime, such as cough apple-pie-filling-that-I’ve-had-since-my-days-in-Minneapolis cough.

10 minutes later I had with three, themed and organized shelves!


Shelf 1: Breakfast items such as oatmeal, dried fruit and nuts, and other snacky type items such as PURE, CLIF & Lara Bars, popcorn, etc.


Shelf 2: Pasta (which I apparently hoard,) canned items and anything loose in bags – chips, crackers, etc.


Shelf 3: Baking stuff! ‘Nuff said. ;)


Ahhh – I felt so much better when I was done! An uncluttered kitchen = an uncluttered mind. :D I love organizing!

After I was done crossing the rest of the items off my list, I had a snack: 100 Calorie Bag of Homestyle Popcorn.


This is one 100 calorie snack that I fully support.


You get tons of those crunchy, salty kernels which doesn’t leave you feeling deprived like most other 100 calorie snacks. Dig!


A couple hours later, Ben got home from work and neither of us were too hungry. So, I took a cue from Kath and made a 5 minute, 5 ingredient dinner: Egg Drop Wonton Soup!


Seriously! Just 5 minutes and 5 ingredients is all it takes to make this yummy, soul satisfying soup. :)

Egg Drop Wonton Soup

Serves 2


2 14oz cans chicken broth

1/2 cup frozen corn kernels

4 egg roll wrappers

2 large eggs

Splash of soy sauce


1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a medium sized pot on the stove.

2. Once the broth is boiling, add corn kernels and cook for 1 minute.


3. Meanwhile, cut egg roll wrappers into strips. Add the strips into the broth, making sure to separate as you add so they don’t clump together. Cook for an additional minute.


4. Whisk eggs and soy sauce in a small bowl, then drizzle into broth. Cook for one more minute and ladle into bowls!

That’s it!


The soy sauce gave a hint of salty and that silky egg was amazing.


Those wonton strips are AWESOME too!! They’re chewy like noodles…so I guess you could call this Asian Chicken Noodle Soup if you like!


Definitely give this soup a whirl guys – especially if you are taking care of anyone that’s under the weather. They’d sure appreciate it!!

TIME TO GET TWILIGHTIZED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


What are you doing tonight?

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  1. Lauren 11.20.2009

    Holy moly girl! You were one busy bee. I just love an organized pantry and fridge. It’s makes the kitchen so peaceful knowing that everything is in its place. ;)

    Enjoy the movie. I think you will like it.

  2. You are indeed a very busy lady! Have a great weekend!

  3. Anne K. 11.20.2009

    Way to tackle that to-do list! I love when I can cross things off mine ;) That soup looks delicious, and I love popcorn too :)

  4. April 11.20.2009

    That soup looks YUMMO! Kudos to you for getting so many things checked off your list!! I am making mine now :) Hope you have a great weekend and ENJOY Twilight tonight!!!!!! I seen the premiere last night of New Moon!!! LOVED it!! =) Be sure to let us know if Twilight woooed you over or not!!

  5. Evan Thomas 11.20.2009

    Hi. Would you please clean my dorm like that? K thanks. Haha. Great job!

  6. Yum Yucky 01.17.2010

    Really? That’s it for the soup? It’s look so dang good. Professional even, like the China Kitchen people make it down the street. And now I want some.

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  8. Dawn 12.04.2011

    I tried the soup – it was great!!!…except for the wrapper noodles. they turned into one big pile of dough – Was I supposed to do something with them first? Anyway, I love your site and the rest of the soup really was good! Thanks! Dawn

    • Iowa Girl Eats 12.05.2011

      Next time make sure you separate them as you add them in and stir so they don’t clump together! :)

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