So the Pie isn't Perfect? Cut it into Wedges

Posted Saturday, May 23, 2009


Happy Saturday Diva's! I'm so happy this is a long weekend for me, I'm working on the largest order I've ever had and I hope to ship it out this weekend! So~today we're talking about Pie's -

Martha Stewart's #8 Rule in business and life.
Back in Martha's catering days she was hired to cater a dinner for Paul Newman and Joan Woodward; which was a major thing for her in those days. She decided to prepare a Moroccan buffet for the event, and the main feature was 8 b'steeya, four from chicken and the others with squab (small foul). So while they were baking Martha made the mistake of leaving the b'steeya unattended and stepping out of the kitchen and when she returned all of the pies were burned on the crust that was closest to the oven wall. She was horrified!!! There was no way she could make more in time and her reputation as a caterer was at stake. So, she took a deep breath and made an assessment. She saw that although the pies were no longer perfect, the vast majority of each was fine and undamaged. So she picked up a knife and cut each pie into wedges, discarded the burnt pieces, arranged them on a platter and sprinkled with spices. Martha served the pies as if nothing were amiss, and the party was a huge success.

The moral: When faced with a challenge, in business or life, evaluate/assess the situation, gather the good things in sight, abandon the bad, clear your mind and move on. Focus on the positive, stay in control and NEVER panic.
...now im hungry....im goin to veg! Smooches!

2 comments:

Penelope Anne said...

...could someone ship me a slice of b'steeya? Im dying to try it! LOL!

The Clever Kitty said...

What great advice! And the b'steeya looks delish...I'd love to try it too!! :)

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