I think there is nothing like a big bowl of warm soup for cold wintry nites. A bowl of hot chicken soup really warms the body, but today i am suggesting a bowl of vegetable soup.
Take the easy way out by opening a can of tomato soup. I doubt you would have the time or energy to make a pot of soup stock from chicken or pork bones. I would not either, as i think for a student living away from home, time and costs saving is important, and who would want to waste time slaving away in the kitchen just to rustle up a meal for one.
Peel and cut into chunks 1 or 2 potatoes, 1 carrot, onion , tomato and some cabbage leaves. Fry some bacon strips and onions. Add in carrot, tomato and potatoes, and stir for about 3 mins. Bring the tomato soup to boil. Add in the vegetables. Boil over low heat for about 15 mins, then add in the cabbage. Continue boiling. Meanwhile, cook a handful of pasta in a pan of boiling water. Drain, and add to the tomato soup, and you have a tasty bowl of soup for 1.
Butter a couple of buns with garlic butter, and toast for some nice garlicky buns to accompany your soup.