After living for several days without power after hurricane Ike, I found that all I needed was water, a camp stove, some light, and anything edible that did not require more cooking than add (hot) water. Plenty of that in the grocery store if you don't like the backpacking type of freeze dried food.
Only needed light when I needed to find something at night, so I used very little power after sunset. I treated it like a backpacking trip with much more comfortable spots to sit and sleep.
I had a crank up radio/charger, and keeping it charged with the crank was a pain in the ass.
Assume you're going to lose power and start in on eating all the perishables when the weather service puts you under a watch/warning. You don't need a generator but it sure is nice to have. Any car with a working cigarette lighter can be used as a USB power source for recharging.
Having said all that it's helpful that i'm single. Wife (and kids) kids not being a factor, I can 'rough it' for a few days. Boy was I glad when one of the local TexMex restaurants opened up. I imagine the kajillion people eating there were as happy as I was.