I've made this soup, pretty much following Possumstew's recipe, several times. My family always loves it. The only change I make is to add 2 cans of mixed vegetables instead of the can of peas. I said something to my son the last time I made it about maybe adding a box of long grain and wild rice the next time instead of the noodles. He told me not to fool with it; it was really good the way it was. Thanks Possumstew, for a delicious recipe that my family loves! It's a keeper!