Jacky, I would cook everything I could. Cook up a storm! You can put meals in those new vacuum packed bags - now pretty cheap. Instead of worrying about all that ice, you can buy a cooler that uses electricity or a car's cigarette lighter to cool things. Ours wasn't that expensive; we bought it to use when we drove to CO and back.
Anyway, if you cook everything now you can have great meals those first few weeks in the new place.