It's time for the next grubski challenge. The theme this time is BUTTS. There are various possible culinary interpretations of "butts", some more obvious than others. I will not specify an interpretation for you to follow. Bonus points for the most creative interpretation.

Post your butts here and hubski will vote with their hubwheels. We'll declare a champion of butts in like, May or something.


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I have a friend who says "you can take a man out of second grade, but you can't take second grade out of a man." He thinks this is great marriage advice for engaged women.

Anyway, like a second grader my thought process went "Butts --> Butt Music!!!"

So I decided to make dinner with as many flatulence-inducing ingredients as I have.

I decided milk was cheating. Maybe it does the job of some of you, but I have enough European ancestry to mainline lactose.

So I did a little searching and found some lists of gassy foods. Here is one list. And since the wife is traveling this week, I bravely started cooking.

1) Cook some beans. I have a pressure cooker which cuts the time down to ~20 minutes, but if you don't, just put them in a pot of water yesterday evening, and then remember to bring them to a simmer an hour ago. I used about half pinto beans and half black beans. Also cook some rice in chicken stock.

2) The most flatulent veggies in the fridge:

I've got a bunch of vegetables from the list, especially from the onion family.

Clockwise from top left: broccoli, celery, peppers, shallots, scallions, leeks, carrots.

3) Start with the tougher vegetables:

Carrots and leeks with a little butter with some minced ginger too. Use a big enough pan to move everything around. I don't have the heat high enough to be actually stir-frying even though it's in a wok. I didn't want to set off the fire alarm tonight. Once the carrots have started softening, throw in the broccoli.

4) Add the rest of the veggies:

I also added some mushrooms. Cook until everything is tender but still a little crunchy.


Since they're already cooked, just mix them in.

6) Serve over rice:

7) And pair with an IPA chosen solely based on label design.

For best results eat two bowls before every long road trip or flight. Not responsible for retaliatory damage.

posted by zebra2: 414 days ago