I wanted to make something to accompany the wild bird so I decided on twice baked sweet potatoes (because how good does that sound?!). I'd never made them nor did I have a recipe but it turned out that I did have all the ingredients I'd need. I just did a quick Google search on my phone and found this recipe on the Food Network. I recipe comparison shopped a little but this was the first one I found and it seemed like the best.
To save some time I cooked my sweet potatoes in the microwave. I scrubbed them, poked several holes in each and cooked them for ~10 minutes. I was making 4 sweet potatoes and found directions online that said microwave for 4-5 minutes and add another 2-3 minutes for each additional potato, flipping them halfway through. You just want to make sure they are soft but not petrified (I've done that too).
After they were a bit cooler, I cut them in half and scooped out the insides.
I mixed the guts with room temperature butter and cream cheese, brown sugar, ground ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg, and a little salt and pepper.