(Note: I'm away in Rome right now, probably eating something fabulous or else wondering where I'm going to eat next.)
They call it mellow yellow...college food.
My daughter sent me a photo of a meal she cooked with her friend during her Fall Break weekend, which she spent in New Hampshire. Her friend is also vegetarian, and they found some bargains at the local grocery store.
Morningstar Farms fake steak, corn-on-the-cob (a delicacy here in England), pasta and some frozen potatoes. (She didn't send a recipe. I think you just read the instructions on the back and follow, more or less.) (Update: Okay, there was a recipe: "we added the herbs to the potatoes and chipotle sauce to the steak while we were cooking it. it is the tabasco kind.")
Bring back memories anyone?
She really is fortunate, though, having vegan and vegetarian meals available three times a day in the house dining hall (Smith has houses, not dorms). When I was in college I had to settle for french fries and orange juice from the grill in the student union.
I also had to walk 10 miles in the snow* to get to class every day, but that's another story.
*(This is a lie. It rarely snowed in Louisiana, and when it did, we took the cafeteria trays and used them as sleds. That's on account of we were too poor to have real sleds.)