My Hubby Rescued Dinner with Barber Foods! #BarberDads

Per special request from Barber Foods, this is my husband’s very first guest post here at Experimental Mommy! Enjoy!

Help, I need somebody,
Help, not just anybody…

When the Beatles penned these lyrics in 1965, I’m pretty sure they weren’t looking for help around the house. However, when my wife called earlier this week—and essentially said the same thing, her message to me was loud and clear, “You have to go cook dinner.” Although I live in the part of the country known for its excellent cooks: Emeril Lagasse, John Besh, and Paul Prudhomme, yours truly would never make this list. So I had a choice to make, fast food or cook something. Although I believed fast food to be the easier option, I was feeling adventurous and decided I would cook.

Upon opening my freezer, I found that we had 2 boxes of Barber Foods Stuffed Chicken Breasts. Well, here goes nothing, I thought.

  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Check.
  • Step 2: Remove chicken breasts from pouch and place on a cooking sheet. Check.
  • Step 3: Bake in a preheated oven for at least 35 minutes (until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees). Wow, 3 steps—that’s it. Maybe fast food wasn’t the easier option, after all.

I have to admit, a 3 step approach to a dinner entrée was very appealing, but it was nowhere near as appealing as the taste. The stuffed chicken breasts were delicious (so good in fact, that my 2 very picky daughters asked for seconds). They were very juicy with an excellent taste– a real complement to the creamed potatoes and salad that I made.

Barber Foods defiantly saved dinner that night, and even earned me a little respect in the kitchen. I plan on fixing many more of the over 20 options that Barber has available. Who knows, after a few more meals like this one, maybe I’ll volunteer to handle Thanksgiving dinner (that is, of course, if Barber Foods offers turkey entrees).


One winner will receive a “Rescue Dinner” Prize Pack including a $25 VISA gift card, a Barber Foods free product coupon and DennyMike’s Cue Set including award winning sauces and rubs!

How to Enter:

1. The last time you were struck with dinner boredom, what did you do to spice up your routine?

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and Barber Foods (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) and @BarberFoods on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Limited to 10 a day, please. (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Barber Foods on Facebook.

5. Place my blog button on your sidebar.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on November 14th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This post is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy.  Others may have a differing opinion of the product.  While a sample was received to facilitate this review, all opinions remain 100% honest.


  1. Diane Hunn says:

    That looks delicious, Randy! Great job with the blog too!

  2. Soha Molina says:

    I added more spice to my chili

  3. Soha Molina says:

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  5. Adrienne gordon says:

    I went out for dinner 😛

  6. Shannon Egan says:

    I experimented up a storm in the kitchen and tried cultural meals instead of the norm!

  7. Shannon Egan says:

    Following you and Barber on Twitter and Tweeted!!/ShannonEgan2/status/130263692527939584

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    Subscribed to you via email!

  9. Shannon Egan says:

    I like Not so blog and Barber foods on FB!

  10. Marcia Goss says:

    My husband made his special spaghetti sauce!

  11. Marcia Goss says:

    I subscribe by email.

  12. Marcia Goss says:

    I’m a Fan of both on Facebook. (Marcia Goss)

  13. Marcia Goss says:

    I follow both on Twitter @mgoss123 and tweeted.!/mgoss123/status/130275601423663104

  14. Margaret Smith says:

    I’ve asked my husband, who comes up with great ideas, how to spice up a spagetti dish.
    Thanks so much.

  15. Margaret Smith says:

    Follow both on twitter (peg42) and tweeted;!/peg42/status/130287464274329601

  16. Margaret Smith says:

    I’m a subscriber.

  17. Margaret Smith says:

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  18. I usually fire up the grill, even in the winter if I can get to it.

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  22. Craig Johnson says:

    last time I got bored, I TRIED to cook Chinese…..

  23. Made breakfast for dinner

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  27. Got the crockpot out and made a is easy and everyone loves it

  28. We made breakfast for dinner.

  29. Soha Molina says:
  30. Denise B. says:

    I floured up some cut up chicken breast, fried it up partially, added water and teriyaki sauce and seasonings, and put it over rice.

  31. Denise B. says:

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  32. I bought some new spices and tried to jazz up my old recipes

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  33. When I get bored with dinner I find a new low-carb recipe to try.

  34. I got carry-out

  35. I made Chicken Parmesan to break the boredom!
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  39. I am always trying new recipes and ideas to make dinner interesting.A person can only eay so many meat and potatoes meals before they go stark raving mad.

  40. The last time we had dinner boredom we grilled out 🙂

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  42. I follow you both on twitter as @tannawings and do have 50+ followers!/tannawings/status/130451174041198592

  43. I ordered a pizza to break the boredom
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  44. We have dinner boredom a lot. Last week it was chicken and rice. I tried to spice it up by putting some lemon in the rice, which helped some. It would have been best with some fresh herbs though.

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  46. I am a fan of you both on FB! A marie hj saver is my fb name. thanks!
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  48. Jessie C. says:

    I try new recipes or get hubby to cook. (He actually enjoys cooking)

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  62. Jessie C. says:
  63. I did some packaged alfredo noodles and grilled a few chicken breasts. It was okay.

  64. Christina says:

    I am stuck with dinner boredom right now! I usually search for new recipes and try whatever jumps out at me and sounds good. I think the last time I did a french onion chicken strips recipe I found on a blog, it was so good and maybe even better left over (and I am not a fan of leftover chicken!).

  65. Christina says:

    I follow you and Barber Foods on Twitter (@myangeleryn) –!/MyAngelEryn/status/130532224561975296

  66. Christina says:

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  67. Christina says:

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  68. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    started making different styles like mexican and chinese
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  69. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

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  70. Vickie Couturier says:

    I put some pork in the crock pot an threw all the spices I had on it an then threw in some potatoes to cook on top,,was spicey but really good

  71. Vickie Couturier says:

    follow both on twitter an tweeted

  72. Craig Johnson says:

    I tend to use more spices when I’m bored with my cooking!!

  73. Theresa Shafer says:

    I used lemon yogurt instead of mayo to make tarter sauce. It was so yummy. The lemon and the tartness of the yogurt made the fish really stand out.

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  76. Theresa Shafer says:

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  77. Theresa Shafer says:

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  78. I made homemade pizza !

  79. subscribe via email

  80. follow both on facebook

  81. Monique Rizzo says:

    I tried something from a different ethnicity.Thanks for the chance.

  82. Cindy Merrill says:

    We had a large roast that had been marked down, so we cut it into thirds and put it in the freezer- first meal we baked it- tougher than nails. What to do? I poured through recipe books and came up with a beef stroganoff recipe-worth a try. I thawed out a piece of beef, marinated it overnight covered with mayo, then cut the meat in strips and cooked it with mushrooms, onions in a sourcream gravy- poured over baked potato,…DELICIOUS!

  83. Cindy Merrill says:

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  84. Vickie Couturier says:
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  86. Craig Johnson says:

    spices relieve me of boredom

  87. Suzanne K says:

    I’ll generally try out a new recipe or switch up the spices to get rid of boredom

  88. Suzanne K says:

    I like The Not So Blog and Barber Foods on facebook (Sk Sweeps)

  89. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Ordered out a pizza

  90. Marcia Goss says:
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  92. Soha Molina says:
  93. Craig Johnson says:

    I always cook something new lke Chinese food to avoid boredom!!

  94. Soha Molina says:
  95. I used some italian dressing with my chicken to spice things up.

  96. Following @BridgetteLA and @BarberFoods on Twitter


  97. Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Barber Foods on FB.

  98. Vickie Couturier says:
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  101. Craig Johnson says:

    Cooking early in the morning (as opposed to nighttime) makes things a little different……..

  102. Soha Molina says:
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  105. Janna Johnson says:

    got out the cookbook
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  106. Vickie Couturier says:
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  110. Marcia Goss says:
  111. The last time I was bored with our dinner routine I checked out the Food Network Website for fun easy meal ideas.

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  114. beth shepherd says:

    I let the kids make dinner. They loved it
    thank you

  115. beth shepherd says:

    thank you

  116. beth shepherd says:

    thank you

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  121. Marcia Goss says:
  122. We don’t normally like hot foods but I have found that just a couple of drops of hot pepper sauce sparks up a lot of recipes.


  123. Vickie Couturier says:
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  127. I am a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Barber Foods on Facebook.


  128. beth shepherd says:
  129. Craig Johnson says:

    I start cooking with my girlfriend so that I can get new ideas!!!

  130. Went out to a restaurant!

  131. Nobody in the house likes fish, but a few nights ago I tried a salmon recipe and we actually liked it.
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  132. Marcia Goss says:
  133. Christine says:

    we make tacos

  134. Soha Molina says:
  135. To spice things up, I added Spanish ingredients like Sazon Goya and Cumin.

  136. I subscribe to your blog via email.

  137. I like you both on FB with my username Mary Happymommy.

  138. Vickie Couturier says:
  139. Soha Molina says:
  140. the last time we suffered from dinner boredom, my husband went out and bought the ingredients to make chicken cordon bleu…

  141. like Barber foods and the not so blog on FB as Sylvia B.

  142. The last time we had dinner boredom we decided to take a can of soup and add chicken and noodles to make it heartier.

  143. Email subscriber

  144. Soha Molina says:
  145. I’m not terribly handy in the kitchen but for some reason I had a lot of success with taking some leftover grilled chicken breasts and making a curried chicken salad. Everyone loved it! I’ve discovered that the key to a good chicken salad is some type of texture/crunch. Nuts, celery, green peppers, radishes…whatever you have!

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  152. Last time we were bored, we searched online for new ideas.

  153. I’m a subscriber.

  154. I liked both on FB.

  155. I tried a new recipe!

  156. Soha Molina says:
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  158. We splurged and went out to eat

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  161. Vickie Couturier says:
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  163. Carol Bryant says:

    Cooked some noodles, sauted some shrimp, threw it together with alfredo sauce and cooked it.

  164. we went out to eat instead haha.. i am uncreative

  165. Soha Molina says:
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  168. I spiced up my routine by breaking out the formal special occasion dishes.

  169. I subscribe to your emails.

  170. I like you and Barber Foods on FB with my username Mary Happymommy.

  171. Soha Molina says:
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  173. Rebecca Peters says:

    I looked up random recipes online that I would usually never make.. just to try them!

  174. Rebecca Peters says:

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  175. Rebecca Peters says:

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  176. Marcia Goss says:
  177. Barbara Evans says:

    doctored it up with different spices

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  183. we just get take out

  184. The last time I had to spice up dinner, I made cheesy garlic toast as a side.

  185. Made a homemade dessert as something to look forward to

  186. Soha Molina says:
  187. I fixed myself a dinner of vegetables

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  188. We fixed Jambalaya for dinner for a spicy change

  189. Marcia Goss says:
  190. Kendra Gillilan says:

    dessert treat

  191. Kendra Gillilan says:
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  193. Barbara Fox says:

    I pulled out a Hungarian cookbook & randomly picked out a recipe. Yum!

  194. Jill Myrick says:

    When we get bored with dinner I try out new recipes or new cuisine on my family. Such as a complete Japanese or French meal.


  195. Jill Myrick says:

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  196. Jill Myrick says:

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  197. angela cisco says:

    Called and ordered Chinese.

  198. angela cisco says:

    I’m a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Barber Foods on Facebook.

  199. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I made chicken fried rice.

  200. Marcia Goss says:
  201. Mary Casper says:

    When hubby wants dinner spiced up he knows he has to do it himself

  202. i checked out some recipe books from the libary to find new things to make

  203. Soha Molina says:
  204. daily tweet!/c5519/status/135844919972593665

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  205. Ed Nemmers says:

    Then, we went out to eat.

  206. I hate to admit it but we ordered take out
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  208. Diane Baum says:

    I ran to the freezer and heated up 3 frozen entrees

  209. Diane Baum says:

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  210. shirley pebbles says:

    we will usually go out to eat somewhere we haven’t tried or been in a long time.

  211. shirley pebbles says:

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  212. I wish I could say that I was adventurous as you, however, we have an in-and-out burger within walking distance and unfortunately, I’ll usually cave and take my kids there!

  213. I’m a subscriber.

  214. Went out to eat!

  215. mistysunrise says:

    We went out to eat. 🙂

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  218. Soha Molina says:
  219. We have an experimental night and pick something out of one of my cookbooks that we haven’t tried before.

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  221. Popped some burritoes in the microwave, added salsa and sour cream and called it a night. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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  223. I like you both on fb Jammie M

  224. When we are in a dinner rut we usually order Chinese or Pizza.

  225. I tried out some new recipes and they were amazing, thanks

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  228. Carolyn Daley says:

    I made seasoning for chicken breast by chopping up sweet peppers, onion, cilantro, and other ingredients in a food processor. I used a tablespoon of the season to coat the chicken and cooked it in the frying pan instead of having plain chicken breast from the oven. I got the recipe from a friend and the seasoning really adds flavor to the chicken, plus the chicken is so moist.

  229. Reached for a quick frozen dinner , one with potatoes in it

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  231. Marcia Goss says:
  232. Craig Johnson says:

    We usually just go look for a restaraunt on the other side of town!!

  233. Last time I was stuck with dinner boredom, I gave my husband and daughter each a cookbook and had them pick a recipe or two.. it worked great and they made good choices. Definitely got us away from the “same old same old” routine.
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  234. I am already an email subscriber. 🙂
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  235. I “like” you on Facebook (Katharina Ess)

  236. I “like” Barber Foods on Facebook (Katharina Ess)

  237. I searched the freezer and pantry, then conconcoted a dinner with products that I already had

  238. I’m a fan of the not-so-blog on FB
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  239. I’m a fan of Barber foods
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  240. We broke out the recipe mags. We do it quite often, actually, and we just love it.

  241. I subscribe.

  242. I like you both on FB (Sarah Smile).

  243. Soha Molina says:
  244. Shannon Herrington says:

    Last time we were hit with dinner boredom my hubby and I decided to try and recreate the Lebanese pita’s we get at Neomone, an authentic Mediterranean cafe down the street from us. They weren’t quite as good as theirs but it was a lot of fun mixing things together 🙂 Thanks for the great giveaway

  245. Tried to make something completely off the wall sometimes it would work out and sometimes it wouldn’t. Example i tried incorporating duck sauce into a meal because I wanted to try it and something different. That did not work too well at all.

  246. Dottie Hubbard says:

    I made a throw together stir-fry of this and that from the frig.

  247. Dottie Hubbard says:

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  248. Dottie Hubbard says:

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  249. Dottie Hubbard says:

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  250. tried a new recipe

  251. Karen Gonyea says:

    Chinese Take-Out 🙂

  252. Karen Gonyea says:

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  253. I usually mix up the meats in the same recipe…so if the recipe calls for beef, I will switch chicken and try something new

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  254. Susan Smith says:

    I go online and look for something different that my family would like to try.

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  257. I recently found a pretty tasty recipe on a Bisquick box. My family loved it!

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  259. The last time I searched for a recipe using a few ingredients on hand. It was great! We got a new recipe that hubby loves.

  260. Ed Nemmers says:

    We went out to eat.

  261. I looked online and found a new recipe to make.

  262. Email subscriber.

  263. Thanks for the giveaway…we grilled up some Tilapia & made homemade pico de gallo and make fish tacos.

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  264. Subscribed via email…

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  266. we made ravioli using wanton wrappers-thanks for the giveaway

  267. We used leftovers to make stir-fry and it was delicious.

  268. Soha Molina says:
  269. I use store bought ready made chicken and use it for chicken salad.

  270. I use a favorite recipe book when I get stuck for ideas for dinner.

  271. my husband made a spicy barbeque sauce for our left over chicken

  272. I usually add different spices to our recipes or look for recipes that use ingredients I have on hand!

  273. We spiced it up by having breakfast for dinner

  274. Barbara Long says:

    The last time I had dinner boredom I spiced it up by slicing up vegetables and chicken breast and made a great fried rice dish.

  275. Robert Ranieri says:

    last time I had dinner boredom, i found some new recipes and started cooking…my cupboard has a lot of extra seasonings in there now

  276. Robert Ranieri says:

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  277. I put my chicken marsala in the oven with broth, mozzarella and mushrooms and served it over rice for a wonderful change.

  278. I’m an email subscriber.