Sometimes a sandwich is just ho hum boring. Help your child make lunch fun by threading her favorite ingredients on a skewer for a quick and easy sandwich kabob. The word kabob is derived from the word kebab, which means "roasted meat." Kebabs originated in the Middle East and Asian countries followed in adopting this simple way to prepare a meaty meal. A kabob is merely any collection of delicious food pieces that have been assembled on a skewer.