"The only way to a guy's heart is through his stomach." That quote has always made me cringe, mostly because I'm a dude who loves to cook, both for myself and other people. To neanderthals who say stupid shit to girls like "make me a sandwich!," this story must sound like a 21st century fairytale.
Once upon a time in Brooklyn, supposedly during a Sunday lunchtime viewing of "Return of the Jedi," a Bro in Brooklyn looked at his Midwestern girlfriend, who just made him a delicious sandwich out of the love of her heart, and said "you are 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring." She was really into the idea, so what did she do? Started making them, along with creating a rather amusing food blog that's now blowing-up: 300sandwiches.com.
She describes the motives for her sandwich making in her blog's About section:
Things are fairly serious between E and I. We’ve been dating for more than a year, and recently, we moved in together to a lovely Brooklyn apartment. We talk about the future—-getting a dog, buying a country house, we’ve even talked about having a family without him breaking into a cold sweat and changing the subject. But I didn’t know when E would be ready for marriage. And like every woman in her mid-30s in a relationship, I wondered if we were going to go the distance.
I realized what it would take to get him to commit after the first time I made him a turkey on whole wheat bread, with mustard, lettuce and swiss cheese.
“Honey, this is the best sandwich ever!” he exclaimed in between bites so rapid in succession, the sandwich was gone in minutes. And then, he dropped a bomb me: “You’re, like, 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring.”
Currently she's at #176, a roasted chicken sandwich stuffed with sweet potato mash and swiss chard. Here's to hoping she gets that ring by 250.
[H/T: Elite Daily]