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I Carried a Watermelon – Dirty Dancing

Watermelon Champagne Pops from

I have participated in Food ‘n Flix Club a few times, been following them for about a year now, and now I get to be host! I get to choose the movie and post a roundup here at the end of the month. I wanted to host for the month of July because it is my birthday month! I wanted a good party movie, and I also wanted an 80s film because I am an 80s baby. 10 guesses as to what age I’m turning this year…

Heather and I emailed back and forth a few times so she could help me narrow down my choices. I started off with a list of about 20 movies and slowly whittled it down to Dirty Dancing, Back to the Beach, or Risky Business. I carried a watermelon and decided I wanted to have the time of my life this month. So Dirty Dancing it is! Put on your prettiest party dresses, learn a few dance moves, carry a watermelon, and join us for a fun Food ‘n Flix viewing of Dirty Dancing. Keep on scrolling to learn how to participate, and scroll even further for a Champagne Watermelon Pops recipe!

Dirty Dancing - July 2017 Food 'n Flix Club from

How to participate in Food ‘n Flix:

1. Watch the chosen film Dirty Dancing (you can watch it on Amazon Video). Taking inspiration from the film, head into the kitchen and cook or bake or make something.
2. Post about it on your blog with a link back to THIS very post and a link to Food ‘n Flix. Use of the logo is optional (see below post).
Alternately, post a photo of the dish you made on Instagram (public accounts only). You must include the following in your caption: short intro, recipe, #FoodnFlix and tag @chefsarahe.
3. Your post must be current July 2017. And of course we don’t mind if your post is linked to other events…the more the merrier.
5. Email your entries to me at: “” and cc “” and include:

your name
name of blog as you want it written (or Instagram account, if your submission is there)
name of the dish/drink you created AND a direct link to your post (blog or Instagram)
attach a photo or give permission to pull one from your post
indicate “Food ‘n Flix Submission” in the subject line
Deadline for submission is: July 30th, 2017

Watch for the roundup to be posted shortly after this deadline!

Dirty Dancing - July 2017 Food 'n Flix Club from

Watermelon Champagne Pops from

Champagne Watermelon Pops


  • 1 small watermelon
  • 1 bottle of champagne
  • popsicle sticks


  1. Slice the watermelon into 1 inch disks, then slice each disk into 4 triangles.
  2. Place the watermelon triangles in a shallow bowl and pour enough champagne to cover the watermelon. Soak for 1 hour.
  3. Skewer the watermelon slices with popsicle sticks if desired. Arrange in a single layer on a sheet tray, and freeze for at least 1 hour, or overnight.

11 thoughts on “I Carried a Watermelon – Dirty Dancing”

    • I definitely would not consider it a “foodie” movie, which is actually part of the reason I chose it. I wanted the challenge. I have watched it 3 times this week looking for inspiration for my own contribution!


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