Man, this is a tough crowd! :)
I'm about to drop the 2 chicken carcasses into a stock pot and make some chicken stew. I'll take a picture when it's done. :) My wife thinks it's hilarious that I'm taking pictures of food.
Actually, as a new guy, I'm also just seeing what works as far as using the things I smoke. The enchiladas were a hit. I want to see what kind of interesting flavoring I get in a chicken stew made from the smoked chicken. I'm going to get at LEAST 5 meals out of 2 smoked chickens, and possibly 6 meals. Now, granted, there's only 3 of us (my wife and I and one of my sons) and sometimes one of us isn't home for a meal, but still.... 5 or 6 meals for about 8 bucks worth of chicken is pretty good.
My 3 pound meatloaf lasted for 1 dinner and at least 5 lunches and one breakfast (with eggs).
So it's not just a matter of how much fun I'm having, or how much we like the food, but also how economical it is. I know some of the cuts I'll be doing will be more expensive, but for now I'm really happy with what I'm learning.
And I thank you all for the encouragement, tips, and for putting up with my prolific posting. I know the veteran smokers are getting a giggle out of it, but I'm hoping other newbies will get something out of my posts as well. :)