This is my basic plan too. Lots of pantry items, long lasting produce and freezing cooked meats (ground beef) that can be thrown together easily. I don't have enough freezer space to do lots of frozen whole meals so I think a few weeks out I'm going to make a BIG grocery run and stock up my pantry with easy things. I pretty much only have to worry about dinner since my kids can get their own breakfasts and my 9yo can even make sandwiches, eggs, etc for the other two.
hmm, I'll probably start making things starting mid-february. My fridge freezer is always pretty full, mostly with frozen veggies and fruit and chicken, but I can fit some things in there. I don't want a repeat of when ds was born, we were pretty broke then though but regardless i don't want to be eating fast food all the time or worse not at all. My dh is pretty weird about freezer food, as in he pretty much won't eat things i freeze except pancakes, muffins, naan bread and maybe lasagna, but honestly if he doesn't like the food than he can eat take out, but I know i will get pretty sick of it. I am not that picky about food, but i plan to stock up on lots of pantry items like tuna, nuts, peanut butter, rice, canned beans, canned tomatoes, cereals, etc, and I plan to freeze a lot of the basics, like cheese, bread, tortillas etc so that we can whip together quick and easy meals and dh will only have to go out for the things like bananas, lettuce, eggs and milk. I think i will plan to have lots of long lasting veggies and fruit like baby carrots, apples and oranges, things that can be eaten with little prepping