POST NUMBER 4.
I have SOO long been wanting to say that but I don't have the clout! I have been waiting for someone to point out the obvious! Thank You! Smoked EVERYTHING is over the top IMHO. If that is your thing; GO FOR IT! but smoked EVERYTHING in one meal is BLAND! IMHO. You may as well leave out S&P. It all just screams " I'M SMOKED!!!!!!!!!!!!" Smoked ham and smoked cheese sandwich; and the taste? SMOKED! "What did you have for dinner"? " I don't know but it was smoked"!
The side dishes should compliment the smoked food. NOT compete with it. No matter if the smoked food is meat or smoked Mac and Cheese! Just an example: my coleslaw is just cabbage, onion, S&P and mayo. Onion and fresh cabbage with smoked meat is a winner! No need for all the bells and whistles IMHO. SIMPLE with COMPLEXED! Let the smoke SHINE!
What you are looking for: Taste, texture and EVEN hot and cold food. Mix all that up and you will have a feast to remember. Just my opinion. Keep Smokin!