The trouble with “Shower Ideas” for me is that no matter how brilliant, how inspired, or how epic the concept might be, it is often abandoned there within the confines of the 3 walls + curtain. “Shower Ideas” tend to slip away, out of my head and down the drain. And why, you might ask?
Nowhere to write anything down.
Now, most of the day I am thinking about food (shocker, I know.) At breakfast I’m thinking about what I’ll have for lunch, at lunch I’m thinking about dinner, and at dinner I’m thinking about dessert. It’s a vicious cycle, but it is who I am and I’ve embraced it. The morning in question, I was lathering up with a new butter scented body bar I received in my stocking for Christmas (don't judge.) Food scented body washes are problematic for me, because it takes my usual food frenzy and turns it into complete madness. But on this morning? This morning, inspiration struck.
I started thinking of Cincinnati Chili. The smoky and sweet flavors that just feed the soul. The problem? I wanted all of the Cinci-Chili flavors, but I didn’t want to make a huge vat of chili. What did I want?
I wanted a patty of perfectly spiced meat, grilled, and topped with a buttery bun. I wanted sweet, savory, and simple Cincinnati Chili flavored burgers. In a desperate effort to not forget this stroke of genius, I started repeating the following phrase out loud: “BRILLIANT SHOWER BURGER! BRILLIANT SHOWER BURGER! BRILLIANT SHOWER BURGER”
It worked, and this burger was born.
For now, I will sit in culinary bliss with my sweet, savory, and hearty burger masterpiece. I shall eat this edible epiphany and bask in the glory of my shower induced genius, and lament the fact that so many other brilliant notions of mine have been rinsed out of my mind along with my shampoo. Perhaps I should start to bring a dry erase marker into the shower with me to capture all my masterful musings?
...that’s a good idea. I should write that down.
Smoky, Bold, Cincinnati Chili Burger