I can't live without my storage freezer. It is my biggest tip for feeding a family fast. This is a great blog post from Annie's Eats about her game plan for stocking her freezer. I use many of the same strategies. Highly recommend all the recipes she shares!
I have been doing this for a loong time now (pressure cooker method) and always have a stock of my favorites -- black-eyed peas; black turtle beans, chick peas (garbanzo beans) and white beans in the freezer. I can't even stand the taste of the canned ones!