It sucks to be sick on a day off, but since I'm home, I get to take my time and make soup the long way even though heating up a can would have been easier. I am not sure if this is the proper way to make soup but here is what I did: sautéed chopped up veggies and chicken with oregano, then added water and after that boils, added the star pasta. Boiled for another 5 minutes or so then seasoned with salt and pepper. Really wasn't that complicated, just time consuming. But it's a nice distraction from my achy throat.