I started by washing/scrubbing two potatoes and slicing them into cubes.
I placed the potato cubes in a glass dish and microwaved them for six minutes.
While they were microwaving, I propped up the front two legs of my George Foreman grill with its overturned drip tray (to create a flat surface), plugged it in, and broke an egg on it. I usually hold the grill lid partway down for a minute or two to help the top of the egg to cook, but don't set it all the way down as I like my eggs to be sunny side up and a little runny. Eggs cook quickly on the George Foreman so I've learned to keep a close eye on things to avoid well-done yolks!
When the microwaved beeped, I tossed the fried egg on top of the hashbrowns, added some ketchup and ranch dressing (my favourite potato topping) and sat down to my (very lazy) dinner. It felt like a diner meal to me -- you know, red vinyl seats, checkered floor style -- just basic, satisfying food.
I think microwaving is a great way to cook potatoes. It dries them on the outside, producing a similar texture to roasting or baking, without the time, electricity consumption, oil, and hassle! I also frequently use my George Foreman grill to fry eggs, as it is super quick, involves no clean up, and requires no oil.
What cooking shortcuts do you take?