In June 2012, Stephanie Smith started a blog to document the sandwiches she needed to make in exchange for a ring. If you aren't familiar with this story yet, you read that line correctly. Stephanie Smith started a blog to document the 300 sandwiches she needed to make her boyfriend in order for him to propose. Smith has since been making sandwiches for said boyfriend -- Eric -- and documenting them on her blog 300 Sandwiches.
“You’ve been up for 15 minutes and you haven’t made me a sandwich?” This was the refrain Smith heard every morning from her boyfriend, Eric, she told the New York Post in September. When Smith made Eric a sandwich one day, he told her, "Honey, you’re 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring!” So began the sandwich-making journey and a fury of predictably angry reactions as her blog gained traction in the media.
On May 20th, 256 sandwiches later, Smith posted on her blog that Eric had proposed. Smith was "working on sandwich 257. I guess neither one of us could wait until #300," she wrote. After all that, they stopped 44 sandwiches shy. Sandwich #256 must have been pretty good! According to Smith's blog, the sandwich was called "Kite Surf Fuel:" Arepas with cheddar cheese, scrambled eggs, tomato and onion. See here for a full description and photo of #256.
The couple got engaged in Barbados, but that's about all we know for now. Maybe he made her a sandwich for a change.
Eric, we think it's high time you made your sweetheart, and all of us, some of our favorite sandwiches: