My cousin gave me the idea for this soup. Although it has been modified quite a bit, I think you will enjoy it as much as my family does. It is quick, simple and easy to make. Although you can add your own vegetables, I have found that the vegetables listed are the best. Also, when cooking soups requiring pasta, I have found that cooking pasta seperately always works best. Only add pasta when ready to eat. Do not add with soup (it makes for 'Mushy' left-overs). My family really enjoys this soup.