Stephanie Smith, who writes for “Page Six” in the New York Post. says her boyfriend is requiring her to make 300 sandwiches before he proposes.
According to Smith, she and Eric Schulte have “moved in together to a sleek place in Brooklyn, met each other’s parents, traveled internationally without strangling each other and successfully hosted many a dinner party.”
Smith recently revealed her sandwich-making challenge for readers of the New York Post:
My own mother was doubtful. “Honey, can you even cook?” she asked.
“No, but I’ll learn!” I argued.
...I started with the easy things. My second sandwich after the turkey and Swiss was a two-second ice-cream sandwich constructed from Anna’s ginger thin cookies and blackberry currant ice cream. My early thinking was quantity, not quality.
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Ten sandwiches or so in, I did the math. Three sandwiches a week, times four weeks a month, times 12 months a year, meant I wouldn’t be done until I was deep into my 30s. How would I finish 300 sandwiches in time for us to get engaged, married and have babies before I exited my childbearing years?
That's when Smith decided to pick up the pace:
Even after covering movie premieres or concerts for Page Six, I found myself stumbling into the kitchen to make Eric a sandwich while I still had on my high heels and party dress.
What does Schulte think about his girlfriend's hard work in the kitchen?
He told the New York Post: “You women read all these magazines to get advice on how to keep a man, and it’s so easy. We’re not complex. Just do something nice for us. Like make a sandwich.”
About a year after starting, Smith says she is now "124 sandwiches away from from an engagement ring."
Readers can follow her sandwich progress on her blog 300Sandwiches.com.