Friday, September 11, 2009


I am excited to announce a new venture for Private affairs Catering ~ starting in September I will be offering a service called Susan’s Suppers . Freshly prepared home cooked food ready to be picked up , heated & enjoyed in the comfort of your home .

With busy schedules starting in the fall ,we hardly have time to complete all that is on our list and usually dinner is just another thing to do !

Make your life easier ! Check out our web site @ for my monthly selection of freshly prepared foods. Served in sturdy microwave container,your dinner will be ready in minutes . Tired of fast food ? eating out too expensive ? try our daily meals ~ for tasty fresh & delicious food !

Pick up days will be Monday & Wednesday between 2 PM & 7:30 PM

Place your order online @, send an email @ or call 610 789 9496.

Menu selections will change monthly with weekly specials added.

Deadline for ordering for Monday pick up is Sunday @ 9 PM
Deadline for ordering for Wednesday pickup is Tuesday @ 9 p.m.

Pick up location ~ 5031 Bond Ave. Drexel Hill PA
We accept cash,checks,visa or master card.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fall Cooking Classes

September is here and with it comes the sound of school buses and the excitement of children going back to school. It was always a exciting time for me .. funny but I love sharp pencils & new white notepads.
I love to learn new things so with that thought in mind I have put together a wonderful list of new cooking classes for the Fall.
It is my favorite time of year. Cool crisp weather begs for comfort foods. Long ,slow simmered vegetables, braised meats, oven roasts, creamy mashed potatoes, sumptuous soups. It is a great time to get out all those pots & pans and cook a wonderful dinner.
If you are looking for some inspiration along with recipes that you will cherish and use over & over~join me in a cooking class! You will enjoy a fun night out filled with laughter, good food & inspiration to go home & cook !
My recipes are easy. I use ingredients you can find in your local markets,and you get to enjoy the meal that I prepare so you can be adventurous & try something new!
Come with a friend and enjoy a great night out and be prepared to be inspired !

Monday, September 7, 2009

Summer's Last Stand

On the way home from the shore we stopped at a roadside farmers market .. it was a tiny shack with a variety of baskets filled with colorful vegetables. I had my pick .. I wandered through the baskets set up outside. A display of assorted peppers caught my eye .. long red Italian hots, something long & purple called holy ~moly , habenaros, pablanos, red ,green, orange bell peppers .I was in pepper heaven. I made my selections and then moved on to the Jersey tomatoes.. so red and fat I could imagine them sliced and laying besides a chunk of creamy mozzarella with ribbons of basil in a bath of extra virgin olive oil!
I then turned my attention to the plump corn .. a dozen of those went into my cart... green beans ,& yellow wax beans were not far behind. White eggplant ~3 for a dollar ! can't beat that !
I picked out plums and apples, yellow watermelon and ripe, fragrant Jersey peaches & nectarines .. my collection of jewels got higher & higher .
It was when I was eyeing up the pumpkins that my husband suggested we wait for that purchase "do you really need pumpkins now ?? "~ "yes"I thought ~but we were out of room .. the car was packed with sandy beach chairs two tired grand kids and enough videos to keep them busy even if we happened to drive to California !
I was thrilled with my purchase. I couldn't wait to go home and cook!
Summer is ending and I think I will miss the Farmers Markets the most!