I love a good game of sausage roulette in the morning. I mean. Who doesn’t love a game of sausage roulette?
Wash your mind out right now!
Sausage roulette involving actual sausages from the butcher. Honestly, what are you? Twelve?
Never heard of it? It’s a game we hoteliers love to play on a daily basis. How many guests have we got in? How many are going to want sausages? How many shall I actually cook?
It can be a risky game. I’ve held my nerve on many occasions and won, doing a little victory lap around the kitchen with a roasting tin devoid of sausages held aloft. I’ve lost my nerve on many occasions and wished I’d held tight. I’ve never outright lost and needed a sausage and not had one but I’ve had sausages leftover on many occasions. Douggie the doggie never complains and neither do the staff.
This weekend I was going to win. No doubt about it. Three vegetarians, one vegan, four meat eaters. Strangely, I have discovered that the fewer guests we have the more likely they are to want a full English breakfast so I put in four sausages.
The vegetarian/vegan group came down to breakfast first. I stood in the kitchen awaiting their order, hand on the freezer door ready to pull out a pack of Linda McCartney’s.
“One scrambled egg on toast. One hash browns, tomato and beans. One hash browns mushrooms and beans and one full English.”
“Veggie full English?”
“No. Full English, bacon, sausage, the works.”
“What? No. They can’t. They’re vegetarian.”
“Not today they’re not.”
Bugger. I set to making their breakfasts and then contemplated my hand in the game of sausage roulette. Four people due for breakfast. Only three sausages. Hold my nerve or cave?
I held my nerve. The next couple came down for breakfast. “Two full English, Please.”
I was starting to panic. Two guests, one sausage.
Then I remembered that I’d caught sight of the remaining couple when they checked in. Fair to say they enjoyed their food. I caved. In went another sausage.
The last couple came down. The washer upper, Lashes and I stood and waited with bated breath for the order to come in.
Boofuls came in with the order.