Ham and Lentil Soup

Ham and Lentil Soup

2 cups lentils
1/2 pound ham – diced
1 onion – chopped
1 bay leaf
2 celery ribs – chopped
1 garlic clove – minced
Salt – to taste
Freshly-ground black pepper – to taste

Combine all ingredients with 2 quarts water in the slow cooker. Cook on LOW, covered, 8 to 10 hours. Adjust seasonings and serve.