- Spray a small microwave-safe container with cooking spray. I've used a coffee mug, a Pyrex casserole dish, and a cereal bowl, all with good results.
- Break an egg into the container and use a fork to stir it up, mixing in a little milk or water to thin it down and some salt and pepper to season, if you think the anklebiter would like it.
- Microwave on high for about 45 seconds, then use the fork to flip over the cooked egg and break it up a little. You can sprinkle some cheese on top at this point, if you want.
- Microwave for another 30-60 seconds, depending on how dry the kid likes his eggs and how powerful your microwave is.
The eggs will be ridiculously hot when they're done, so DO NOT give them to a kid right away. We've had good luck with spreading them out on a separate plate (not the container they were cooked in) and putting them in fridge or freezer for a minute or two. Cleanup of the cooking container should be pretty easy if you sprayed it before use; if you didn't spray it, you may have to soak it for a while to get the cooked egg off.
Credit for this hack goes to our friends the Wendlings, who have used this hack almost every morning for the past six years. Their kids like their eggs, I can tell you that.