Weeknight Shortcut: Use Your Microwave
Crack 1 to 2 eggs into a mug filled halfway with water. Microwave on high for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.
Place 6 slices of bacon on a double layer of paper towels. Microwave on high until crisp, about 4 minutes.
While the eggs and bacon cook, you have time for toasting.
For easy-to-peel garlic, zap whole cloves in the microwave on high for 20 seconds. They'll slip right out of the skins!