They were delicious, and thank goodness for the slow cooker! Sandydad didn't get home until the last of the guests were leaving. The new minister arrived early to find me surrounded by kids (T invited the neighbours in - she's worked out how to open the front door) and the place in complete chaos and nothing done except the ribs. Eventually my friend and her husband turned up and tidied up while I finished making salads and cooking rice and the men talked (who says women do all the talking? They SO don't!). I don't know what the minister made of it all but hopefully the ribs went some way to make up for it!