This just in from my husband- Apparently he’s more enlightened than I am. Check this out:
him-why are you baffled by the greedy fortune?
me- because it makes no sense!
him- It means "don't start new projects till you finish what you have on your plate"
Apparently he made the connections using greed, food and plate as a starting point. I still don’t think that is what the wise cookie meant, although his interpretations makes a lot of sense.