Dress up your Thanksgiving meal with these 4 simple recipes

Thanksgiving is the Jan Brady of holidays.

You remember “The Brady Bunch,” don’t you? “Here’s the story…of a lovely lady” and all that?

The show featured one of the first blended families on television. Mike, Carol, their housekeeper Alice, and their six children all lived happily under one big mid-century modern roof.

Almost every plot involved the kids in one way or another. There was the time that Mike and Carol thought Greg was smoking and another where Marsha was cast as Juliet in a school production of “Romeo & Juliet.” Bobby played pool and Peter imitated Humphrey Bogart. It was all very wholesome and family-friendly.

And then there was Jan. Carol’s middle daughter, Jan lamented that she was often forgotten. No matter what she tried, it always seemed that she was overlooked in favor of baby sister Cindy or overshadowed by the older sibling Marsha.

That’s right. “Marsha! Marsha! Marsha!”

Thanksgiving can relate. Sandwiched between Halloween and especially Christmas – truly the “Marsha” of holidays – Thanksgiving is often overlooked. There’s no trick-or-treating in colorful costumes or lavish decorations complete with twinkling lights. There’s just a meal.

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