13 Bean Soup with Ham

3 c. dried beans ( I used Bob's Red Mill, 13 bean mix)

6 c. water

2 c. boiling water

2 carrots, peeled and sliced

2 ribs celery, sliced

2 chicken bouillon cubes

1 bay leaf

1/2 t, dried thyme

salt and pepper to taste

1 envelope dried onion soup mix

1 c. diced ham

Rinse beans, place in a large saucepan and cover with 6 c. of water.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for a few minutes.  Remove from heat and let stand overnight.

In the morning, place beans and soaking water into the crock of a slow cooker.  Add the remaining ingredients.  Cook on low for 8-10 hrs.