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.