When my kids get to be about 10 or so, they're taught the fine art of scrambled eggs in the microwave. Please, don't "EWWWW!!!" me here. It's a whole lot harder to get burned with microwave cooking than stovetop, and the name of the game here is fostering a degree of independence. As for the adults among us, well, I think many of us are more inclined to eat well if we can do it quickly and with less mess.
So, for anyone looking for a fast cooked breakfast (or a way to safely tell your kid to cook his own eggs), here goes, complete with pictures from my youngest's cooking lesson.
Grease a microwavable bowl. Spray the bowl, or rub it with cooking oil, butter, margarine or shortening. It matters not which method you choose; just be certain to get the sides of the bowl greased really well.
Break 2 to 3 eggs into your bowl. Poke the yolks with a fork, then stir gently to blend. Add a little pepper if you wish. Put the eggs in the microwave, and cook about 45 seconds. Start a couple of pieces of toast at this point; it will be done about the same time as your eggs are. Take the eggs out, stir vigorously to combine. At this point, if you wish, a bit of cheese or ham can be stirred in. Return to the microwave and cook until the eggs reach your desired state, stirring every 20 seconds or so. This time will vary, because all microwaves are not the same, so watch your eggs! Take the bowl out carefully, because it will be warm.
Sit down, fill your face, and race out the door. There! No pan, and a nice hot breakfast!