Maria: Yum. I love anything with mushrooms. That sounds lovely.
If you are looking for off-campus cooking techniques, might I suggest a blog called Two Fat Als? http://twofatals.com/
It was started when the authors (Alex and Alanna, hence the title) were juniors at Penn, cooking off campus on their own. Some of the things get fancy (they are epicures enough to have, for example, an ice cream maker) but most of it is good college fare.
You should have some other yummy choices this term, though!