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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