Stuffed Zucchini - Cucuzza Bella

A cucuzza, or gagootz,  is either a really big Italian squash, or a derogatory term for a really big Italian goofball. So searching for one to stuff was somewhat of a private joke, Well, not so private anymore, is it? 

Usually, at Summer's end, in every garden there's that last zucchini, hanging on the vine, soaking up the last of the sun's rays, growing fat and happy. I wanted that one. 

My search ended at the Temescal Farmers Market on Sunday. My gagootz was there waiting for me. It wasn't as large as I'd hoped for, but at 12" was big enough to satisfy myself and my hubby as a side dish. (Why is this sounding erotic?) I escorted my bella home singing this song:

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