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Freezing Squash and a few other things

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Joyce's way of freezing Squash

Every year my father-in-law grows lots of straight neck squash enough for both households! He is just great like that, then he sends it over in 5 gallon buckets. My mother and I, then freezes it and we eat it all year long. Since we did 3 pots full today and someone asked about how she does it so it doesn't thaw out mushy. I am including Momma's directions.

1. Wash all dirt off squash.

2. Cut into chunks ( not real little).

3. Add sliced up onion.
(2 onions per big bowl)

4. Mix up really well in a big bowl.

5. Fill large pot with squash and water
(Make sure there is enough water to cover squash)

6. Set it on the stove and bring to a boil.

7. As soon as it starts boiling - time it 3 minutes!

8. Take it off stove and dump contents in large colander!

9. Run cold water over it for 5 minutes or until squash is cold
(Another way is after colander has drained hot water from squash use a cold water bath)

10. After about 10 minutes using a drainer spoon …