Yumma Dooma Do!

Hey guys, guess what?

No, seriously…guess!



I actually didn’t know anything about this possible “doomsday” until this morning when I was on Twitter. What? Isn’t it completely normal to stay up-to-date on current events via social media networks?? Hmm…

Well, just in case this WAS my last day on Earth, I made sure to conserve my energy…you know, to fight off the looters! If anyone is staking claim to the peanut butter aisle, it’s gonna be ME!

Today, I met my friend Jen downtown for the first day of the Clarksville Downtown Market (kind of a blend between a farmer’s market and a craft fair). They will have the market open every Saturday until sometime in September and after seeing it today, I’m pretty sure that I’ll be making an appearance each week!

Even though we got to the market a little late, we were still able to grab up a few goodies:

Two dozen fresh local eggs for $4

Why do I suddenly feel the urge to make more French toast?

1 pound of collard greens for a buck fifty!

Aren’t these the cutest?!

And I also got a jar of raw honey butter but my camera seems to have gotten hungry!

Just picture a small Mason jar with creamy buttery goodness!

Got it? Ok, moving on…

After finishing up at the market, we decided to take a little trip on base to look at some furniture (Jen’s hubby is in the military and she always takes me on post to get the tax-free goodies!). The bad news…still no luck on a desk, but I may have found a pretty affordable alternative to my bedroom set! Still thinking about it.

While we were there, Jen suggested that we go to the Commissary (the HUGE grocery store on post). She told me that she KNEW I would love it there…

She knows me too well! 😉

I got waaaaaay too much stuff to ramble on and on about on here so I’ll just show you some of my proudest purchases!

And a new to me snack! They’re like crunchy little rice sticks!

And I also found some of these:

Which helped complete my dinner for tonight!

I knew as soon as I saw the picture Beth posted on Twitter earlier this week that her Maple Apple Tempeh Burgers would be on the menu this weekend. I was all set to have them last night, but somebody got a little carried away “cleaning the food processor” while making hummus balls and ruined her appetite for dinner!

They were worth the wait!

Maple syrup, fresh grated apple, sweet red onion, and earthy sage

I swear to you this tasted JUST like Thanksgiving Day dressing! And the yogurt sauce on top made of Greek yogurt, dijon mustard, and maple syrup? Oh my gosh, I could lick that stuff off a stick!

I ended up making 4 patties out of this and served them up with some yucca fries seasoned with some smoked crack paprika.

Allie had it right when she renamed this “yumma” fries! They’re like potatoes but heavier and with a bit more oomph and lots of yum!

The best part about this meal?


Have you ever tried yucca?
Honestly, they only LOOK intimidating! It was such a cinch to make these!

Tell the truth, did you think today might be the end of the world?
Since I didn’t really know about it until TODAY, I can’t really say it affected me any, but I’m still on the fence on what to think about come December 21…although part of me says it won’t happen because we’ll be expecting it!

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23 Responses to Yumma Dooma Do!

  1. inmytummy says:

    I definitely did not think that the world was ending. Although, I wouldn’t have had to go to work on Monday if it did!

  2. Veronica says:

    LOL, just another example of man thinking he knows better than God. “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Matthew 24:36. We can never know for sure, but should be ready for it at any time. Love your grocery haul–I’m partial to bison myself. Have you looked at the health benefits of it in comparison to other meats? Less fat, more protein and iron! And since bison have smaller numbers, you are pretty much guaranteed the meat you get is from a nice farm that treats them right. Bonus! Never tried yucca–I’ll have to!

  3. Hahaha “so many foods I wanna eat” me and you both girl!! Your dinner looks faaabulous 🙂

  4. LOL didn’t I talk to you about the end of the world on twitter yesterday?

  5. Oh my lawd those burgers look fan. freaking. tastic. Checking out that recipe right meow.
    And yucca fries? Adore. Ironically, I just had some the other day! They’re a pleasant switch from sweet potatoes, but way better than normal white potato fries, if you ask me. Yummy with BBQ sauce!

    You know, I thought it was weird that I didn’t hear anything about yesterday being the end of the world until Friday, too. You would think, with it being such a big event, that t would have been talked about since at least the beginning of may. I’ll be honest, the more I heard about it (and even heard a song on the radio at the barn that had the lyrics “This is the reckoning” or something like that shortly before 6) I at least expected like, the ground to shake or something cool like that. I was a little disappointed. The most that happened was a loud jet went by.

  6. Jenny says:

    somehow through that text I can just tell that your mom is such a kindhearted and warm, loving person. The apple most certainly doesn’t fall far from the tree 🙂

    speaking of apples.. those burgers look great! I had a pretty blahhh reaction to tempeh when I first tried it but I have a feeling I might like it better blended with apples and maple syrup 🙂

    Wishing you a very happy Sunday, Heather!

    • Ohh Jenny! I love you so so much! And I know if my mama ever met you, she would love you too!

      I’ve never done anything with tempeh besides slice it and pan fry it (which I love) but this recipe was out of this world good! It doesn’t even have that distinct tempeh texture to it since it ground up! And with the apples and maple syrup…mmm! The only thing missing is the bacon! 😉

  7. Jenn at peas and crayons says:

    Haha let me point out that your blog is soooo amazing I read it.daily from my phone esp now when in on laptop restriction 🙂 its a pain in ze tush to comment but I wanted to say hiii and I miss you!!!!

    That sauce and tempeh burger look schmawesome! Omg!

  8. I was soooooooo ready to get my loot on if the rapture happened!! I need a new car! 😉 I love those nori maki snacks… they taste like crunchy little sushis!

  9. people were making rapture jokes like there was no tomorrow… 😉 😀

    that burger looks rad! I love anything that tastes like Thanksgiving… I need to try them!

    hope you’r having a fabulous Sunday!!

  10. Anastasia says:

    Those burgers look amazing! I’ve only tried parsnip fries and haven’t heard of yucca fries.. I’m going to have to try those.

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  12. I haven’t tried yucca but after this post, I might! Are your hapi snacks almonds wrapped in nori? That sounds delicious!

  13. KT says:

    Wow I need to find a friend that will take me to the commissary–your wares look yummy 🙂

    I’ve never tried yucca but it definitely looks intriguing!

  14. Yowsers–> That looks like a REALLY good deal you got on the bison!!

    I’ve never tried ‘yucca fries’ before!! Looks like something to add to the list 🙂

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