Faith, the bean I'm growing is called "Chinese Red Noodle Bean" and it's gorgeous. Even the flowers are lovely! The beans are bright red on the vine and when you cook them they turn dark maroon or purple. I am picking them when they are almost as thick as a pencil. Here's a picture from Baker Creek seeds (3rd one on the list):
We saute these with garlic and eat them with rice. We've also added them in to other sautees, like with zucchini, etc.
I am glad you're having such a great squash harvest--it's so satisfying when you can dry some! My plants haven't been too productive this year and one of them has just croaked. However, I planted some more and there's still plenty of time to get a second crop so I am hopeful.
We could use some rain here--I have watered all the veggies but there are some new raspberry bushes that will have to be watered if there's no rain in the next day or two. There's no drip hose there, so it's just a chore I was hoping to avoid!