She bought about 3 lbs. of cheese, two bags of chocolate chips, some fresh fruit, and dried fruit. She asked me to buy evaporated milk because she wasn't sure if Whole Foods would sell it--which I thought was hilarious.
We wound up doing our fondue before the ritual instead of after it, so we wouldn't hae the food sitting out, etc.
It was good food! I had crystalized ginger for the first time, and the stuff is delicious! Unfortunately, the cheese didn't melt all the way--or at least, didn't stay gooey; it got stringy, instead. I think we needed to add more cornstarch. Still, a delicious feast. We jumped over the cauldron, sang Beltane songs--one from Camelot--and "Mummers' Dance" by Loreena McKennit. I've decided I'll sing "A Rosebud in June" by Steeleye Span for Midsummer.
It was almost midnight by the time we finished.
Oooh! I forgot that I bought buttermilk biscuits at the grocery store, yesterday! *goes off to nab one*
Other happy news--I found a translation for the first verse of "Ubi Catirat." Hurray!