Use a dog or cats food bowl for eating your cereal, soups, stews or desert. The ones of the anti tip over design that won't spill, like many other stupid types of bowels.
I share my cat Satchidananders food bowl with him. We use it turn and turn about on a rota system. He eats from it in the mornings and overnight, I eat from it lunch times and evenings. Sometimes when both hungry at the same time we dive in and eat in it together.
He's become quite partial to porridge, lentil soup, stews, and coco-pops and I just love and can't resist Whiskers, Felix and Go-Kat crunchies.