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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


1- pound lean ground beef            4-cups thinly sliced potatoes
1-Medium onion, slice thin            1-10oz. can cheddar cheese soup
1-Soup can of Milk                                            1-Tablespoon butter
6-oz. Mozzarella cheese, sliced    ½-cup Parmesan cheese
1-15oz. can tomato sauce             salt & pepper to taste
½ teaspoon Oregano

Brown beef until it loses it’s color. Place potatoes and onions in large buttered baking dish. Add cooked meat to potato & onions. Mix Cheese soup and milk until smooth, pour over potato mixture and stir well.

Combine tomato sauce, salt, pepper & oregano. Pour sauce over top but do not stir. Dot with the butter. Cover pan and bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour. Remove cover, arrange sliced cheese on top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, return to oven, uncovered for about 15 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.

Serves 12
1-Loaf cinnamon bread (1-Pound loaf)                           8-large eggs
1-8oz. pkg. cream cheese, cut into ¾ inch squares       1-12oz can evaporated milk
1-cup canned pumpkin                                                   2/3 cup packed brown sugar
½ cup milk                                                                      2-teaspoons cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg                                           ¼ teaspoon ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves                                           ½ teaspoon salt
½ cup chopped pecans                                                  Confectioners’ sugar, optional
Maple Syrup warmed, optional

Cut each slice of bread into quarters. Arrange half in a greased 9x13” pan, layer with cream cheese cubes and then remaining bread, press down lightly.
In a large bowl, whisk eggs, evaporated milk, pumpkin, brown sugar, milk, spices and salt. Pour over top of bread. Refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take casserole out of refrigerator while oven heats. Bake 40 minutes covered, uncover and sprinkle with pecans, return to oven uncovered for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned and a knife inserted comes out clean. Let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.

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