Home cooks suffering from burnout ahead of Thanksgiving

Prolonged stress, the seemingly endless news cycle of Covid-19, racial violence, and political turmoil, have come to a head for many home cooks who would typically be perfecting their Thanksgiving menus right about now. There’s a physical toll and also mental burnout that can’t be cured with travel or mass gatherings. “We’re not going to be able to get together the way that we may have, and that’s a hardship,” a psychotherapist told Tejal Rao for The New York Times. “We can acknowledge that it’s hard, and we cannot expect so much of ourselves.” So rather than an extensive array of sides, focus on a few lavish favorites to tuck into. And this time, there won’t be tons of leftovers.

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