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As a work-from-home mom, I am constantly asked the most mind-boggling question – what do you do all day? To which I answer, “um, work”. Oh yeah, and simultaneously keep a tiny human alive and happy. Seems like a crazy notion, right?! And for some reason, this answer just leads to more unbelieving statements. “Wow, now that your daughter is in preschool, you must not know what to do with yourself?!” Uh well, Janet, I actually do… work, more. It is like I am trying to describe the social habits of a unicorn. No matter how much I explain, the concept is just too foreign to some. And if I say that I often do not have time to prepare dinner, it is like I have just confessed to abandoning a box of puppies on a deserted highway. What?! How does the Queen of Sheba not have time to make a 3-course meal?! Once again, Janet, work + toddler. But there are some people who just get it. Like my friends at Barber Foods and their line of Stuffed Chicken Breasts at Walmart. Want Barber Foods Cordon Bleu Stuffed Chicken Breasts for dinner in under 30 minutes? Here you go, exhausted parent!
I think non-work-from-home parents envision countless hours of lounging around in pajamas, occasional emailing interrupted by decadent napping, and a mid-day glass of wine as I take a conference call in a luxurious bubble bath. God, how I wish this was my life! I am just as busy as a working parent, but I actually live in my office. Oh yeah, and a toddler also lives in my office. Oh yeah, and my office hours are “Anytime I have more than 10 uninterrupted minutes of a tiny dictator not in immediate need of a juice box”. In other words, 9pm – 2am are consistent business hours. That is why I live off of easy dinner solutions like those offered by Barber Foods. I have an arsenal of their Fully Cooked Breaded Stuffed Chicken Breasts in my freezer, ready for mealtime. To show you how I manage to do it all and feed my family a proper meal, here is my go-to, 30-minute meal…
This is what you’ll need to make my Chicken Cordon Bleu + Roasted Veggies dinner for 4 in 30 minutes. First off, pick up two packages of Barber Foods Cordon Bleu Stuffed Chicken Breasts in the freezer section at Walmart. Make sure to look for the box in the “chicken” aisle on the top shelf. And you won’t be disappointed. It is a flavorful combination of high-quality chicken hand-stuffed with quality ingredients. The chicken is also raised with no hormones and, as you will witness below, ridiculously easy to prep for lunch or dinner.
Take the chicken out of the packaging and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 350°F and set the tray aside.
Next, it’s time to prepare the roasted veggies. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the bottom of a Dutch oven.
Next, dump all the veggies inside. I personally love this receipt because I always have random, almost-about-to-expire, veggies in my fridge. So I literally take all of them and dump them in the Dutch oven. For today’s roasted veggies, I’ve included spiraled carrots, cherry tomatoes, a bell pepper, half of a red onion, brussels sprouts, and a handful of mushrooms.
Drizzle another tablespoon of olive oil on top of the veggies.
Add some salt and pepper on top and cover.
Place both the veggies and Barber Foods Cordon Bleu Stuffed Chicken Breasts into the preheated oven and bake for approximately 25 minutes.
And that is literally all it takes to prepare this meal. While we wait for the food to cook, do you want to know why I, and other working parents, need easy dinner solutions in their food arsenal? Then let me give you some insight. Here’s what a work-from-home mom’s schedule is actually like… My day starts at the crack of dawn to the siren call of my people. “Mommy, the sun is up!”. Yes, the sun majestically starts to light up the sky at 5:45am. From the sun rising until 8am, it is a mad dash to get my family awake, dressed, fed, and out the door. If this miraculously happens on time, then 8am – 9am is stuck in rush hour traffic to and from school. By the time I get home it’s a mad dash against the clock. I literally have about 5 hours to get 8-10 hours of work done. I usually don’t have time to sit down for lunch, as I opt for the faster protein bar and coffee in front of the computer. Then it’s back on the traffic-filled streets to pick up the time tyrant from school. 3pm to 9pm is filled with errands, playtime, dinner, dishes, whining, and the dreaded bedtime ritual. By the time the little one is asleep, all I want to do is follow suit. But usually, I am back at the computer, finishing up my remaining work day. If I am lucky, I am in bed by midnight to get a restful 5ish hours of sleep before the next siren call announcing the rising of the sun.
So, all that being said, it is nice to be able to pull off this gorgeously delicious dinner in 30-minutes flat… all thanks to Barber Foods…
Pick up Barber Foods Cordon Bleu Stuffed Chicken Breasts at Walmart and make sure to take advantage of this promotional offer between 4/28/19 to 5/25/19. Cordon Bleu not your thing? Then look for Barber Foods Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts instead. What is your go-to easy meal, working parents?! I need some suggestions! Shout them out in the comments section and make sure to add this one to your dinner arsenal.