“Make me a sandwich.”

That’s what my boyfriend,  E,  asks without fail every morning. Not “babe, where are my keys?” Not, “honey, where are my socks?” And no, not even,  “c’mon, just the tip?”

Sandwiches. Doesn’t matter what kind. Two pieces of bread, some meat and cheese and he’s in heaven.

E is a lovely cook. He can whip up breakfast, barbecue or a dinner party for 10 without much thought. I’m still working my way through ‘The Joy of Cooking’,  but I can make a few meals at random. I am much better at cleaning–after E cooks.

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.”

That was it—a proposal hinged on me making him sandwiches.

Sandwiches meant more to him than nice gifts, regular sex or any other incentive I could use to get him closer to putting a ring on it. I’m not sure how 300 became the magic number. Perhaps because it would take me about a year to make that many sandwiches, if I produced one Monday through Friday. That seemed like a long enough time in the future to seem far way. It also seemed like a lofty enough goal,  out of easy reach,  to set without complete confidence that I would accomplish it.

And so, I got cooking.

Some might say the idea is sexist. “A woman in the kitchen—how Stepford Wife of you!” a friend argued. I say come over for dinner,  and watch E whip up roasted duck breast with a balsamic and currant sauce with a roasted parsnip puree and shaved pickled beets in no time,  and you’ll see who spends more time in the kitchen.

Some say I’m just desperate to get engaged. Hardly. I don’t have to be. E didn’t say “cook me 300 sandwiches or I’m leaving you!” He gave me a challenge—a dare, to some degree—and the type-A, Tracy Flick side of me can’t stand being challenged. I will prove to him and the rest of the world I can make the 300 sandwiches.

When I reach my 300th sandwich, I’ll have an arsenal of meals I can use for dinner, parties,  picnics,  breakfast and desserts. And barring any major fights or infidelities,  E and I will likely go all the way, buy that country house and have babies,  so I’ll need to know how to cook a variety of meals for my kids and house guests anyway. You know the old saying–the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

So follow me into the kitchen. Suggestions are welcome for sandwich ideas through comments, email, Facebook, and Twitter.

facebooktwitterpinterestmailby feather
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

272 Responses to Introduction

  1. Emma says:

    My partner made me this sandwich. If he’d have proposed while I was eating it, I would have said yes.
    Toast 2 pieces of bread – something robust and grainy for preference. Spread one piece of toast with crunchy peanut butter and sweet chilli sauce, the other with beetroot jam (if you can’t get beetroot jam then sliced pickled beetroot will do). Fry an egg, break the yoke a little, flip it and put a few thin slices of a sharp cheese (a cheddar is good) on top to melt. Cook the egg as much or as little as you like. This sandwich needs extra crunch – I prefer mine with a handful of shredded iceberg lettuce, but alfalfa sprouts, bean shoots etc work well too. Put the egg on the peanut butter toast (so the residual heat from the egg makes the peanut butter gooier), the “crunch” on top of the egg, and then top with the remaining piece of beetrooty toast.
    So good.

  2. 300 Sandwiches says:

    Thanks , Emma! Solid idea, I’m going to try this out for E. He loves his runny eggs. And, of course, everything is better with peanut butter!

  3. Sean says:

    These sandwiches look amazing when will you share w others or “E” the only lucky customer!?!?!

    You should have a truck offering theses so others can enjoy the love you put behind for “E” ‘s sandwiches

    If not maybe teach my gf bc I’m getting jealous of the attention and food your bf is getting!

    Pls keep us updated

  4. Karla says:

    Did you ever think about making 300 sandwiches right then and there? 😉

    Your blog has spawned many interesting conversations in my office.

  5. Pingback: This Woman Can’t Get Married Until She Makes Her Boyfriend 300 Sandwiches | TokNok Multi Social Blogging Solutions

  6. Pingback: 300 Sandwiches | rhymeswithtwinkles

  7. Pingback: A Few Facts About Sandwiches That Prove the 300 Sandwiches Couple Is Horrible | Cancan Gossip, News & Celeb Pic

  8. Pingback: 300 sandwiches apparently earns you a pathetic engagement | du erkennst mich nicht

  9. Pingback: LOVE = 300 SANDWICHES | The HooplaThe Hoopla

  10. Pingback: Boyfriend Says He’ll Propose to Girlfriend After She Makes Him 300 Sandwiches [Insert Eye Roll Here] | Batch of 10

  11. Pingback: Make Me a Goddamn Sandwichgate Just Got Funnier | ohhellwhatthehell

  12. Pingback: Woman making 300 sandwiches for marriage draws criticism | Austin News

  13. Pingback: Using Food to get a Ring: A Guide « HowAboutWe – Date Report

  14. Pingback: Happy Weekend! Links / Sept 29 | The Fete Blog

  15. Pingback: I’ll make myself a sandwich, thanks | The Feminist Hivemind

  16. Pingback: Favorites from this week | Feminist Midwife

  17. Pingback: Order in the Courtship | FFBlogs

  18. Pingback: blog network

  19. Pingback: affiliate marketing

  20. Pingback: Bonuses

  21. Pingback: click the following post

  22. Pingback: click the next internet site

  23. Pingback: click the next website page

  24. Pingback: click the next web page

  25. Pingback: click through the following web site

  26. Pingback: click through the following post

  27. Pingback: click through the following web site

  28. Pingback: click through the up coming page

  29. Pingback: click through the up coming post

  30. Pingback: Discover More Here

  31. Pingback: | Aurora's Blog

  32. Pingback: Une femme prépare 300 sandwiches à son petit-ami pour le convaincre de se marier | I am relax

  33. Pingback: Nothing You Do For Love Is Crazy Anymore | The Other Side of Twenty

  34. Pingback: Stop telling girls that they can be anything they want when they grow up. | Magnet for Foolishness®

  35. Pingback: Why This Woman’s Blog about Sandwiches is a Bad Influence

  36. Pingback: Love+257 Sandwiches= Marriage Proposal | @JazEAlexander

  37. Pingback: Friday Favs - Erin Wiggle

  38. Pingback: Cheap Social Media Services | Facebook | Instagram

  39. Pingback: cat 4 brother

  40. Pingback: alkaline water

  41. Pingback: Free Webmaster Guide

  42. Pingback: wrtruyjgvgcszbrdr

  43. Pingback: alkaline water

  44. Pingback: Porno

  45. Pingback: videos xxx

  46. Pingback: you can try here

  47. Pingback: bdswiss

  48. Pingback: how to use social media for business

  49. Pingback: this post

  50. Pingback: xxx

  51. Pingback: Website

  52. Pingback: dating shy men

  53. Pingback: get social media followers

  54. Pingback: social marketing advertising

  55. Pingback: single mom dating

  56. Pingback: see here now

  57. Pingback: xbox generator 2015

  58. Pingback: garcinia cambogia pure extract

  59. Pingback:

  60. Pingback: you can try this out

  61. Pingback: Continued

  62. Pingback: kitchen remodeling the woodlands

  63. Pingback: Signs Of Pregnancy

  64. Pingback: m�quinas tragaperras online

  65. Pingback: best minecraft seeds

  66. Pingback: kangen water

  67. Pingback: free autoresponder

  68. Pingback: alterna interiorismo guadalajara

  69. Pingback: In Syrian Conflict, Price of Bread Plays Key Role | MUNCHIES

  70. Pingback: anchor

  71. Pingback: nifoxipam

  72. Pingback: webcam jobs

  73. Pingback: std testing

  74. Pingback: read what he said

  75. Pingback: FlexStrom

  76. Pingback: best buy smartphone accessories

  77. Pingback: emo

  78. Pingback: incesto gratis

  79. Pingback: 5f-akb48 powder uk

  80. Pingback: buy benzodiazepines uk

  81. Pingback: xbox live codes gold

  82. Pingback: videos xxx

  83. Pingback: mayweather vs pacquiao

  84. Pingback: water ionizer

  85. Pingback: videos porno

  86. Pingback: water alkalizer

  87. Pingback: comics porno

  88. Pingback: milftoon

  89. Pingback: Rutha

  90. Pingback: xVideos

  91. Pingback: dianabol

  92. Pingback: Ingeborg

  93. Pingback: alkaline water

  94. Pingback: find more info

  95. Pingback: water molecule

  96. Pingback: Web Site

  97. Pingback: incesto porno

  98. Pingback: Kontakt

  99. Pingback: fat burner

  100. Pingback: dr william kemp quantum vision

  101. Pingback: Jane Howell

  102. Pingback: her explanation

  103. Pingback: incestos

  104. Pingback: xcmweuirdfjehgbssdv

  105. Pingback: incestos gratis

  106. Pingback: garth renolds

  107. Pingback: his response

  108. Pingback: tenerife property

  109. Pingback: ahrefs premium

  110. Pingback: instagram hack followers

  111. Pingback: London removals company

  112. Pingback: blouson moto

  113. Pingback: link

  114. Pingback: fekbwrgfvvnfyefdbhfghfs

  115. Pingback: just click the following post

  116. Pingback: porno

  117. Pingback: garcinia cambogia

  118. Pingback: similar internet site

  119. Pingback: Manchester Plumbers

  120. Pingback: venezia sauvage swimwear

  121. Pingback: alkaline water

  122. Pingback: ntndnbdfgbfgbdfg

  123. Pingback:

  124. Pingback: descargas xxx gratis

  125. Pingback: rao vat

  126. Pingback: Chara

  127. Pingback: maduras españolas

  128. Pingback: weight loss calculator

  129. Pingback: videos porno

  130. Pingback: garcinia cambogia dr oz

  131. Pingback: antibacterial wipes bulk

  132. Pingback: motivation to lose weight tumblr

  133. Pingback: weight loss meal plans

  134. Pingback: airline tickets best price

  135. Pingback: prickly pear juice arizona

  136. Pingback: weight loss

  137. Pingback: testosterone supplements brinutrition

  138. Pingback: cellucor p6

  139. Pingback: testosterone booster reviews

  140. Pingback: Margolin

  141. Pingback: scar cream ratings

  142. Pingback: recipes

  143. Pingback: all natural pre workout supplements

  144. Pingback: curel lotion for eczema

  145. Pingback: videos xxx

  146. Pingback: fat burners gnc

  147. Pingback: Venus Factor

  148. Pingback: garcinia cambogia

  149. Pingback: skqfdvcyhtghrddgufsfh

  150. Pingback:

  151. Pingback: comment etre un bon coup

  152. Pingback: socialengine free shipping april 2015 coupon

  153. Pingback: proxy sites for work

  154. Pingback: Sarah Thompson

  155. Pingback: Mobile Games Downloads

  156. Pingback: fitness programs for weight loss

  157. Pingback: vigrx oil

  158. Pingback: venus factor diet

  159. Pingback:

  160. Pingback: look at this website

  161. Pingback: cheap flights

  162. Pingback: free whatsapp for download

  163. Pingback: videos eroticos

  164. Pingback: boulder dui attorney

  165. Pingback: The Ex Factor Brad Browning

  166. Pingback: porno casero maduras

  167. Pingback: fat loss factor steps

  168. Pingback: prediksi bola

  169. Pingback: pay day loans

  170. Pingback: best way to make money online fast

  171. Pingback: porno gratis

  172. Pingback: descargas xxx

  173. Pingback: gay porn

  174. Pingback: mau nha dep

  175. Pingback: detsike prazdniki

  176. Pingback: best buy men's fashion bracelets

  177. Pingback: Best nursing gifts

  178. Pingback: Electric Shoe Polisher

  179. Pingback:

  180. Pingback: Marketing Software

  181. Pingback: descargas xxx gratis

  182. Pingback: Facebook Blaster

  183. Pingback:

  184. Pingback: xxx gratis

  185. Pingback: IDS

  186. Pingback: TM100 Key Programmer

  187. Pingback: fifaah coupons

  188. Pingback: prediksi bola malam ini

  189. Pingback: prediksi bola malam ini

  190. Pingback:

  191. Pingback: a testosterone booster

  192. Pingback: actives

  193. Pingback: tool sets at sears

  194. Pingback: cellulite reduction before and after

  195. Pingback: visit our website

  196. Pingback: Forex

  197. Pingback: Kazakh National Medical University

  198. Pingback: xxx

  199. Pingback: xxx

  200. Pingback: property management service in luton

  201. Pingback: exchange luxury watches

  202. Pingback: Blue Coaster

  203. Pingback: counter strike merchandise

  204. Pingback: survival kits online

  205. Pingback: This Woman Makes Her Boyfriend 300 Sandwiches To Marry Him | WORLD Warotter

  206. Pingback: how to make money online

  207. Pingback: Wedding Film Company

  208. Pingback: Orange County video marketing

  209. Pingback: entertainment news, food facts, mainstream news

  210. Pingback: Games


  212. Pingback: card games

  213. Pingback: Diabetes Free

  214. Pingback: videos incesto

  215. Pingback: whey protein

  216. Pingback: descargas xxx gratis

  217. Pingback: film izle

  218. Pingback: homepage erstellen

  219. Pingback: homepage selber machen


  221. Pingback: signal decoding software

  222. Pingback: anwb

  223. Pingback: watch tv show episodes

  224. Pingback: skinny cream groupon

  225. Pingback: watch free movies online

  226. Pingback: best paid porn sites

  227. Pingback: Suggested Resource site

  228. Pingback: coupon code 15

  229. Pingback: does pure garcinia cambogia really work

  230. Pingback: white kidney bean extract

  231. Pingback: pure extract

  232. Pingback: Pure Cambogia Extract

  233. Pingback: iklan adwords

  234. Pingback: dui attorney harrisburg pa

  235. Pingback: kangen water

  236. Pingback: kangen water

  237. Pingback: houston seo

  238. Pingback: online payday loans

  239. Pingback: african mango plus

  240. Pingback: ed protocol book

  241. Pingback: clash of clans online hack

  242. Pingback: female libido enhancer

  243. Pingback: neoprene wrist support

  244. Pingback: Thompson

  245. Pingback: credit card machines

  246. Pingback: find out here

  247. Pingback: Pure Green Coffee Bean Extract

  248. Pingback: Online Payday Loans

  249. Pingback: online payday loans

  250. Pingback: light gloves

  251. Pingback: phen375

  252. Pingback: best online casinos

  253. Pingback: Payday Loan Rate

  254. Pingback: payday loans in tx

  255. Pingback: uk online casinos

  256. Pingback: Beverly filipino inexperienced squeals in euphoria as she plows

  257. Pingback: debt consolidation program

  258. Pingback: great prices on DIRECTV

  259. Pingback: get satellite tv

  260. Pingback: Idol Tan}

  261. Pingback: quick loans

  262. Pingback: 3gp mobile porn

  263. Pingback: lan penge billigt

  264. Pingback: car parking

  265. Pingback: penge laan nu

  266. Pingback: water ionizers

  267. Pingback: parking

  268. Pingback: water ionizer pay plan loans

  269. Pingback: Garcinia Cambogia

  270. Pingback: bottled alkaline water

  271. Pingback: paypal loans

  272. Pingback: pay per day loan plans

Leave a Reply