We brought frozen sliced turkey breast (i roasted it at home, paul sliced and we brought it frozen)
also brought 2 steaks, frozen and wrapped separately.
we brought a whole CHECKED suitcase of 47 lbs of groceries.
nothing else 'cept our daypacks.
(all of our other stuff iin timeshare storage container)
the cold and frozen stuff we had kept all together.
the frozen stayed frozen and the cold stayed real cold.
would we do it again? sure! if we had a non stop flight and an empty suitcase.
fyi....in the checked suitcase some of the stuff we had
special K w/ strawberry, butter, swiss cheese, crackers, baileys and kahlua shrouded in bubblewrap, teabags, splenda, paper plates, cups, ketchup, pickles, mayo, pita bread, bagels, p butter, squeeze jelly,and all sorts of crap.
the only thing we bought at LINGS was wine, milk, cream, oj.....less than $25
yes i know you do not have to tell me................but what the heck, we brought it, are eating it and saved a few bucks.