Hopefully these will help. I can only imagine how difficult it is to prepare dinner and spend time you two children so young. I thought 1 was hard to juggle
As far as grocery lists I always print a copy of my recipe and use that as my grocery list. Then, I file it in a folder under the appropriate catagory for future use only after I have cooked the dish and made notes as to whether I would try it again, change in any way, or make exactly the same. I still keep them even if I wouldn't try them again.
1 1/2 lb. boneless chuck steak, 1 1/2 inch thick
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
1/4 cup wine vinegar
1 tsp brown sugar substitute 2 g
1 tsp paprika
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup low carb ketchup 4.5 g
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dry or prepared mustard
1/4 tsp black pepper
Cut the beef on a diagonal, across the grain into slices 1 inch wide. Place these in the crockpot. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over the meat, and mix. Cover and cook on Low for 3 to 5 hours.
You can fix some chicken thighs, drumsticks or breasts (bone in helps it not to dry out) in crockpot smothered in spaghetti sauce.
If using thighs and legs check after 3 1/2 hours on high. If using breasts check after 4 hours depending on size.
You can either use a small amount of pasta or none at all and just serve with a nice big salad.
I've got to run the dog outside and put a few things away in the kitchen. I will come back tomorrow and post some more.