Prep: cutting board, knives, vegetable peeler, "potato" brush, can opener, measuring spoons and cups, colander, grater. Optional, one empty Kirin Ichiban bottle for "beer bottle hummus".
Cooking: big ol' (lidded) soup pot (soup, stew, chili, SNAPs), medium sized (lidded) saucepan (oatmeal, rice, quinoa, couscous, bulgur and heating leftovers), stir-fry pan, wooden spoons, heat safe spatula, ladle, steamer basket insert.
Serving: 2 plates, 2 large, 2 small bowls, cutlery, 2 glasses.
Storage: containers suitable for storing and microwaving (assuming it's staying in place) leftovers so you don't have to cook daily.
Later: whatever you need to keep you where you want to be on moving/traveling day(s), such as a cooler for the car or whatever you take on the airplane.
Because: the address of your local Sweet Tomatoes for the times you just don't want to bother
A wish: that your house sells as easily as ours did.
Oh, yeah, and food.