BROWN SUGAR BRAISED PORK TENDERLOIN WITH BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND FENNEL

It doesn’t rain often in San Diego, CA, but when it does I like to pretend it’s a cold, dreary, Midwest afternoon. I imagine myself bundled up in front of a fire place, with a book in my lap and cup of tea in my hand. I start craving a warm, comforting one-pot meal. Pork chops, apple sauce, the flavors of home.
I elevated my desire for comfort food by using pork tenderloin, and adding anise-flavored fennel to offset the sweetness of the pork and squash.