Pea Soup Dinner

Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.
Norway House

Members brought their favorite Norwegian-style soup (pea, fruktsuppe, etc.) or a side dish/dessert to share.

There was no formal program for the January meeting, but we presented the results of the Norwegian Festival & Bazaar, had good Norwegian fellowship, and discussed plans for the lodge in 2014 (i.e., IRS reinstatement, 200th anniversary of Norway’s constitution, Syttende Mai, etc.)

Photos from the meeting:

History of Pea Soup


Pea soup or is soup made typically from dried peas, such as the split pea. It is greyish-green or yellow in color depending on the regional variety of peas used.

Pea soup has been eaten since antiquity. Now it is, with variations, a part of the cuisine of many cultures.

Scandinavian pea soup normally includes pieces of pork, and a typical recipe would also include some onion and herbs such as thyme and marjoram.


Photo credit: Erbsensuppe via Creative Commons.