Why Christians eat pancakes and sausage on Easter?

Happy Easter! So, I was wondering why the 2 most popular churches in Orange County (California) served pancakes and sausage this Easter, and here’s the answer from my query on AI-powered Perplexity

Churches often serve pancakes and sausage on Easter for a few reasons:

Pancakes and sausage are traditional Easter foods that symbolize the end of Lent[1]. During Lent, many Christians fast or give up certain foods. Pancakes and sausage were a way to use up rich foods like eggs, milk, and meat before the fasting period of Lent[3][4].

Additionally, the pancakes and sausage breakfast is seen as a celebratory feast to mark the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday[1]. The rich, hearty meal is a way to joyfully break the Lenten fast and celebrate Christ’s triumph over death[1].

Some churches also hold “Shrove Tuesday” pancake suppers right before Lent begins, as a way to use up those indulgent foods before the fasting season[3][4]. The pancakes and sausage on Easter continue this tradition of feasting.

Overall, the pancakes and sausage are symbolic of the transition from Lent to the Easter celebration, representing the abundance and new life that comes with Christ’s resurrection[1].

[1] The Easter Feast: A Table Laden with Meaning – The Lutheran Witness https://witness.lcms.org/2021/the-easter-feast-a-table-laden-with-meaning/
[2] Polish Easter Is Yummy: See What We Eat And Why [+DELISH RECIPE] https://eatpolska.com/blog/polish-easter-is-yummy/
[3] Why do we eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? – English Heritage https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/members-area/kids/kids-rule-makes-and-bakes/pancakes-shrove-tuesday/
[4] How to run a Shrove Tuesday Pancake supper and race (5 of 3) https://jessicadickinsongoodman.com/2008/01/07/how-to-run-a-shrove-tuesday-pancake-supper-and-race-5-of-3/
[5] Beyond pancakes and chocolate: a sensory guide to Lent and Easter https://www.seenandunseen.com/beyond-pancakes-and-chocolate-sensory-guide-lent-and-easter