A food blogger/writer says she is '124 sandwiches (now 123) away from an engagement ring,’ of reaching her goal of 300 for her boyfriend to propose. Though she says that his request is a joke, one thing is for sure: she is serious about making and chronicling all of those sandwiches.
Stephanie Smith is a senior reporter at the New York Post and also the author of her blog 300 Sandwiches.
Smith wrote in a NY Post article that her boyfriend, Eric Schulte, is the gourmet cook of their relationship, but has always asked her to make him a sandwich. One day, Smith caved in and made him turkey and Swiss on toasted wheat bread. After finishing he made a comment.
“Honey, you’re 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring!” Schulte said.
And that’s what inspired Smith to create her blog. But, is she serious?
There has been a lot of buzz around the ‘Net saying that she is regressing the old idea that women belong in the kitchen.
Schulte suggested in the Post’s article that he was one of those boyfriends with a “make-me-a-sandwich” attitude.
“You women read all these magazines to get advice on how to keep a man, and it’s so easy,” Schulte said. “We’re not complex. Just do something nice for us. Like make me a sandwich.”
However, Smith says in another NY Post article that the blog is a challenge to see if she and her boyfriend could actually create 300 different sandwich recipes. She says people are taking the concept too literally.
The idea of the blog does seem sexist (and ridiculous, if that’s actually what her boyfriend had in mind). But, all that aside, those sandwiches look incredibly tasty.
We hope that after all of the publicity that has been surrounding her blog, she gets her engagement ring way before they make the 300th sandwich.
Better start saving, Eric. And maybe throw in a sandwich with that.