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You Want a Ring? Make Me a Sandwich. Seriously, Like 300 of ‘Em.

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And you used bacon? What's your ring size?
And you used bacon? What’s your ring size? The kiss begins with Kay tomorrow!

The NY Post isn’t exactly our go-to source for dating and relationship or any other news, but when this story hit our timeline…well, we couldn’t help but share.  Is getting a man to commit all in her ability to make a delicious sandwich? Welllll, take a look at this:

Since last June, a young woman has attracted attention from culinary world icons such as Emeril Lagasse, Michael White and Ken Friedman with 300sandwiches.com, a beautifully photographed blog that documents her quest to woo her boyfriend with bread-and-meat creations. We now reveal that the woman behind the blog is our very own Page Six senior reporter, STEPHANIE SMITH. Here, she tells her story — and shares some recipes.



My boyfriend, Eric, is the gourmet cook in our relationship, but he’d always want me to make him a sandwich.

Each morning, he would ask, “Honey, how long you have been awake?”

“About 15 minutes,” I’d reply.

“You’ve been up for 15 minutes and you haven’t made me a sandwich?”

To him, sandwiches are like kisses or hugs. Or sex. “Sandwiches are love,” he says. “Especially when you make them. You can’t get a sandwich with love from the deli.”

One lazy summer afternoon just over a year ago, I finally gave in. I assembled turkey and Swiss on toasted wheat bread. I spread Dijon mustard generously on both bread slices, and I made sure the lettuce was perfectly in line with the neatly stacked turkey slices.

Eric devoured the sandwich as if it were a five-star meal, diving in with large, eager bites. “Babes, this is delicious!” he exclaimed.

Stephanie with her boyfriend, Eric Schulte.

As he finished that last bite, he made an unexpected declaration of how much he loved me and that sandwich: “Honey, you’re 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring!”

I paused.

Was our happily ever after as simple as making him a few sandwiches?

Check out the full article over at the Post so you can see what her man looks like. But leave quickly once done like you’re a [love] buddy. Then tell us what you think. Oh yeah, and what’s your sandwich?

Comment(29)

  1. lmbao…this is truly for "entertainment purposes only." lol
    Cute though. If that chick never makes another sandwhich as long as she don't stop giving up "the honey" she will get ring. She could make a sandwhich better than the man who invented "the sandwhich" but if she stops givin up the honey then she will be single…lol

  2. Lol after reading the article a few things came to mind. A part of me see’s how half of twitter see’s this as a chauvinistic, women in the kitchen 1950’s request. And then there’s the whole aspect of chasing after a ring.

    But on the other hand it seems like a romantic adventure. I mean it’s not like he requested she make 300 hundred sandwiches or he’ll leave, and he never said marriage wasn’t an option if she didn’t make the sandwiches. I actually think he just said it as a joke. Now of course you shouldn’t dangle marriage in someone’s face like that.

    I mean would people have the same reaction if she asked him to give her a different flower everyday for the whole year. Women love having mean go do odd task or extremes to show their love, why is the sandwich thing so bad. It seems like she’s enjoying it and learning different things about herself and the relationship through this small task. I’m sure if marriage is really an option for this couple, he’ll purpose before sandwich 300. He’ll probably be sick of sandwiches by then. Just trying to see this from a different angle.

    1. "I mean would people have the same reaction if she asked him to give her a different flower everyday for the whole year."

      I really do think this is the point a lot of people are missing. I went on the website (the sammiches are admittedly awesome) and she notes that he is not just the cook, but the chef of the family. Maybe he was annoyed she didn't appreciate his love language of showering her with food. Ion' know, I ain't in their kitchen. But from the pictures I saw of it (they live in BK!) I shole would like to be!

      1. I think with all the relationship slander thrown at women, especially black women we become touchy when stories like this cross our timelines. I mean if she is truly chasing a ring and thinking 300 sandwiches will lead her to the promise land, then that’s another story.

        Plus how many women would melt if the story was about a man who sent a woman a different flower or chocolate or something she liked everyday for a year until she went out with him, or just to show how much he cared. I really think he was being sarcastic when he said “I’ll marry you on sandwich 300”. I think she may have ran with it , but after talking to her mother , she realized that the sandwich making is less about a race to a ring and more about what you willing to do to make your partner happy. She seems like she’s used this experience to learn a few new tricks and things about herself. Heck her even has a blog and trying to get a movie and book deal. I’m sure if he really wants to marry her , the sandwiches isn’t going to be the make or break.

        1. "I think she may have ran with it , but after talking to her mother , she realized that the sandwich making is less about a race to a ring and more about what you willing to do to make your partner happy." Exactly Smilez. And this is the moral of the story.
          My ex was a chef. Of course he cooked sometimes. I also cooked because I knew and he told me he got tired of cooking. He cooked for a living. So when he came home it was nice to get a good home cooked meal from his lady and sit back and relax. This is nothing new under the sun and should be "the norm" in every great and long lasting relationship. Both partners doing for each other. 🙂

        2. "Plus how many women would melt if the story was about a man who sent a woman a different flower or chocolate or something she liked everyday for a year until she went out with him, or just to show how much he cared."

          as per twitter, if a guy did that, that would be.. "stalking"

          lol

  3. He is winning!! lol and not just because of how attractive she is and that she is cooking sandwhiches. I would of lost it at the fact of how excited she got about the idea and that she gets to make me sandwhiches!! lol I aint had one women yet get that excited to be cooking for a brotha. #salute

      1. lol a lot of (women) mothers and grandmothers got married even though they couldn’t cook. Many actually learned as time went on and with help from mom, mother in law and even grandpa / dad.

  4. It would be nice as a good single woman to know all it took to snag marriage and the ring that came with it, is lots of sandwiches.

    It's a nice thought, but I'm not fooled. What are the next requests after all of this sandwich constructing?

    Either way, I still can't wait to meet that special guy I don't mind fixing one of my wonderful sandwiches for.

  5. Cute Story. Good-Looking Lady. "Interesting" Boyfriend….

    I'll say this- somewhere along the way of Growing Up folks have not connected Self-Sustenance with being 'ready" for a S/O; If a Person REALLY Lives Alone then Cooking, Cleaning, Organizing Clothes, Hygiene and So On as a Routine SHOULD be already established before a Woman/Man visits One's Home. Regardless of Sleepovers until Marriage or Cohabitation a Couple should Know each other's Habits and the Likes/Dislikes in determining if they are made for the Long Haul, aka Marriage.

    Those who see the article as Sexist are Neo-PC Idiots that have Too Much Time on their hands for finding "offenses". The Guy was Joking and yet the Writer ran with it and BOTH of them Enjoy the Adventure of "300 Sandwiches to Marriage". Let Them Live, Sheesh

      1. Obviously she doesn't think she's much of a catch if she's making sandwiches to win a man's heart…I don't think it has anything to do with how she perceives herself.
        My recent post What Women Want

  6. I don’t eat lunch meat (and I made myself so easy to love), and while this article was masterfully placed troll job, the underlying truth is men appreciate gestures(without motive). while the idea is cute if all she’s doing is plotting on #thatring she’s hustling backwards

  7. I think it's interesting that no one has commented on her being black, and his being white.

    That said, the sandwiches look great. That egg and avocado one…

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