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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

Chinese Chicken Salad 

3-cups water 2-Tablespoons Lemon Juice 1-Tablespoon salt 
Put all into saucepan and bring to a boil. 
1-pound Chicken breasts 

Add chicken to boiling water, cover and simmer over moderate heat for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, cool chicken slightly, then chill in broth overnight or several hours. 

Just before serving, slice chicken in 3”x 1/4” strips and place in a large bowl. 
Add half of the below dressing to the chicken and toss well. 

2-tablespoons Sesame Oil 2-Tablespoons Soy Sauce  
2-Teaspoons Lemon Juice 1-large bunch watercress or 1-head of leafy lettuce 
1-sweet red pepper, cored, seeded and sliced 

Place greens on a platter, add remaining dressing and toss well. 
Pile chicken strips in center of greens and toss well again serve, or leave set for a while and toss again just before serving. 

You may add snow peas, water chestnuts, black 
or green olives, cashews, pecans or peanuts. 

Serves 4-6. 

Best Taco Salad 

2-cups shredded lettuce 2-cups Pinto Beans, cooked and drained 
1-1/2 cups ground beef, cooked and drained 1-medium tomato, diced  
1-1/2 cups Longhorn or Cheddar cheese, shredded 
1-small bag tortilla chips, crushed ½ cup Green Chile, chopped
4-Tablespoons Mayonnaise 1-Teaspoon onion salt or 1-small onion, minced 
1-Avocado, sliced 1-Bell Pepper, sliced 
1-small can black olives, sliced 

Place lettuce & beans in a large salad bowl, add beef, tomato, cheese, and chips. Toss well. Mix Chile with mayonnaise and onion. Use as a dressing to the first mixture. Chill dressed salad. Garnish with Avocado, bell pepper and olives just before serving. 

Serves 4-6  

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