I found a thread from last year (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/824137) but I wanted to see if I could get any other ideas.
I've never eaten sweet potatoes in my life. It was always one of the things on the Thanksgiving table (the other: cranberry products) I could never get myself to taste. However, my sister and boyfriend are both pretty much demanding them this year, and I'm in charge of sides.
I have no idea what's good and what isn't. BF is very country and wants the usual marshmallow crap, but I told him that wasn't happening. However... I don't know what IS happening.
What are your favourite sweet potato sides for Thanksgiving? I'm looking for something relatively simple, but not boring. Make-ahead-ability is a big plus.