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Hamburger Helper... Soup?

Dice one medium onion and saute in a pot or Dutch oven along with a pound of ground beef.  Drain off any excess fat.

Chop about 4 cups total of broccoli, cauliflower and carrots into bite-size pieces.  You can use fresh or frozen.  Add to the pot along with 6 cups of water, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp MSG (or another 1/4 tsp salt), 1 tsp dried thyme, 1 Tblsp dried parsley, 1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper and a dash of cayenne pepper (optional) and both the pasta and seasoning packet from a box of Hamburger Helper cheeseburger macaroni.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the pasta is done.

Spoon into bowls and top with grated cheese.

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