For someone like me who hates the kitchen and everything you have to do in there, keeping the staples handy makes mealtime a bit less torturous. Of course every family has a different list of staples, but here are a few things we like to keep in our freezer, fridge and cupboard:
Noodles of some type
Macaroni and cheese
Flour and other pancake/bread/biscuit fixings
Some type of salad/veggie
COFFEE!!! (Nobody wants me to be without this!)
Chicken (We like thighs and buy the skinless, boneless variety as well as skin/bone there)
Ground meat (I always buy ground turkey)
Ice cream (Yes in our house that IS a staple)
We also try to keep fruit handy for the kids and I like to have yogurt available for whenever I want a snack.
My son has also started eating oatmeal just about every morning so we have started keeping oatmeal (the regular old-fashioned kind you cook on the stove) and raisins to put in it.
Now I need to go grocery shopping!