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The Ladies of the Minnesota Land Improvement 
Contractors Association are a busy bunch.  The saying goes:  "Behind every successful man is a woman."  That little phrase pretty much describes the role of the contractor's wife.  Some wives have a career of their own, some stay at home and keep the house and kids in order, some help in the day to day duties with the contractor, but they all fill an important role.  

The MN LICA ladies raise money for the MN LICA scholarship fund and other projects by holding tee shirt/sweatshirt sales, quilt raffles and the like.  

These busy women find time to be involved with the men of LICA and have become an important part of the MN LICA.  A few women hold officer positions on the Board of Directors and have even been President.

A contractor's wife has to be a psychologist, a mind reader, a good listener, and have the patience to withstand the long hours and hectic schedules.   

The MN LICA Chapter Ladies are great examples of what it takes to be a contractor's wife.


The MnLICA Ladies are looking for YOUR help in new ideas for fundraising projects.  
Put your thinking cap on and let's give the Ladies hand!

Send your bright idea to:
Jeanie Bakken


2-Tablespoons butter                                        2-cups chopped onion
3-1/2# russet potatoes, peel & chop                 8-cups chicken broth
2-cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese         1-cup chopped celery
2- cups more of shredded cheddar cheese       1-teaspoon minced garlic
1-cup sliced green onion                                   1-1/2 teaspoon salt
1-teaspoon pepper
Garnish with shredded Cheddar Cheese 
& sliced green onions

Makes 8 cups

In a large heavy bottomed pot, 
melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and garlic, cook for 4 minutes or until vegetables soften.  Add potatoes and broth. Bring to a boil and reduce heat, simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soup gets thick and only small chunks of potato remain.  Add cheese, green onion, salt & pepper stirring until cheese is melted.  Garnish with cheese and green onion.


Cook 1-1/2 cups dry wild rice 
(drain water at least 3-4 times until it starts to look light in color)
Drain—makes about 3 cups after cooking
While rice is cooking:
Brown 1 # hamburger, ½ chopped onion, add salt and pepper (not too much salt)
Mix 2 cans (no water) cream of (any kind) soups with hamburger in a 2-1/2 quart casserole, then add drained wild rice and 1/8 (at the most) cup soy sauce.
Bake at 350 degrees for ½ to ¾ hour.


                      1-can creamed corn mixed with 
                        1 small package of frozen corn in a greased 9x13” cake pan.
                      Add 1 cup dry macaroni noodles, 
                      3-4 medium sized chili peppers (take seeds out). 
                      Cut 1-stick of butter into small pieces and place on top, 
                      then sprinkle 1 cup shredded cheese.
                      Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Got a great recipe you would like to share with the world?  
E-mail or send it snail mail to:  
   Jeanie Bakken - 9600 S. Dennison Blvd, 
Northfield, MN 55057-4547