Still warm in the desert, but we went up to the mountains for a drizzly weekend at Big Bear Oktoberfest. This morning my wife woke up with the seasons first cold (not a hangover). When we got home I need to make her comfort food and take care of a young one so I made this pretty decent and fast chicken noodle soup. Ingredients: White Onion Fresh Garlic Fresh Celery " Carrot " Green pepper " parsley " thyme ( I used dry this time because I was out of fresh) Unsalted butter Chicken stock Water Dry spaghetti (part 1 of "Hurry Up") Grocery store bought rotisserie chicken(this is how the "hurry up" really happens!) Dice up the fresh stuff ( or chop, your call) Melt the butter in the DO Start with onion until translucent Then garlic for fragrance Add the other fresh stuff and let it all mingle and cook Add chicken stock, and hot fresh water, bring to boil reduce immediate to simmer. While that simmers pull and chop up the "short cut" rotisserie meat. I've done this where I heated rotisserie meat with onion and garlic first before adding stock too. Make sure to use dark and white meat! I do like cooking my own chicken before all this in DO and saving stock for soup, but life happens! Throw Meat in with parsley and thyme, cover and simmer for 30 min. Chop up dry spaghetti into size of noodles you want in soup and drop in with 10 min left. If it is real emergency "hurry up" drop dry spaghetti in with stock and water then after meat is stirred in you can serve immediately. At any rate, less than an hour for "from scratch" chicken noodle soup makes sick wife happier and, possibly more important, picky toddler too! Salt, pepper to taste. My wife and daughter like Tony Chachere's creole seasoning! Like always the longer it simmers the better! Good luck!