First, for me, the torturous task of peeling the butternut squash. Christmas Corgi Facebook friends have suggested a few good ways to make this easier. A good steel peeler would probably be a good place to start. Lacking one of those, my weapon of choice was a good knife. Did I mention I really really hate peeling butternut squash?
Cut the squash into pieces. Try and cut them into cubes the same size so they cook evenly. They do not need to be perfect. Only God is perfect. And maybe Julia Child.
Mince up some garlic. Lots. Pretend you are trying to repel vampires.
Yes, garlic is good.
Let's start with the pork loin roast. Rub it with lots of freshly ground black pepper.
Rub it with a big bunch of that garlic too. Put a pat of butter in a saute pan with a good splash
of olive oil. Sear it on all sides till it gets golden brown. This is a quick process over a medium high heat, you are not trying to cook it through, just sear it.
|Put the seared roast in a small pan. This is a small roast which fits perfectly
|into a bread loaf pan.