If the cook is tired it would be understandable.
In this case, the cook needs something warm, something soothing, something to sink into for comfort and sustenance to meet the dirty dish pile.
Normally I would advise Glogg. It is a Swedish hot fortified wine. But who needs to cook more, I ask you.
Not this cook. So instead take a mug and fill it with two-buck-chuck. Add a pinch of Chinese five spice powder. Add two lumps of demerara sugar, or any equivalent sweet thing. Pop it into the microwave for under a minute, stir and take sustenance. Sitting down, not standing over the sink or inbetween picking up dirty dishes.
If you wish to struggle for some unknown reason, here is the authentic recipe with all the bells and whistles:
More work really does not make a person more moral, though. I'd rather be quick about it and get on with raising a mug to Santa than be zesting lemons and stirring a pot.