Split Pea Soup - In a Crock Pot, so good!

1 Pkg. Of Dry Split Peas
1 Pork Butt Or Similar Smoked Meat
1 Onion Chopped
1/2 Cup Diced Carrots
1/2 Cup Diced Celery
1 Bay Leaf
Salt & Pepper

Put all ingredients in crock pot, cover with enough water to come 2-3 inches above meat(s). Put crock pot on low for 6-8 hours (or on high for 4-5 hours). After cooking time has elapsed, remove meat and break into bite-size pieces or shred. Mash about a cup of the split peas to make soup thicker (or use a hand-held emulsifier to thicken).