16ounces dried split peas, rinsed
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
3 carrots, chopped
3 stalks of celery, chopped
6 cloves garlic, peeled
1 bay leaf
1/2 tablespoon thyme
¼ teaspoon dried parsley
¼ teaspoon dried marjoram
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 cups chicken stock
1.) In the slow cooker, place the split peas, onion, carrots, celery, garlic, bay leaf, thyme, ham bone, broth, parsley, marjoram, salt & pepper, and water. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
2.) Retrieve the ham and remove the meat, chopping up the large chunks into smaller bite sized pieces. Discard the bone and set aside the ham.
3.) Remove the bay leaf and any sprigs of thyme and discard.
4.) Add ham back into soup and serve.